This website requires the use of JavaScript, but your browser either doesn't support it or you've elected to disable it. About HelloStory


HelloStory is an organization dedicated to promoting literacy and a love of reading as well as evangelizing the importance of public domain and free culture works.

Primarily focused on works of fiction and—at the moment—specializing in antique childrens books, HelloStory hopes to share the inspiring works of old with the world.

Who's behind this project?

Currently, HelloStory is the passion project of these two guys:

Karl Chocensky

Content Manager

Gardiner Bryant

Software Engineer

Karl and Gardiner have been best friends since they were toddlers. Throughout the years they've created many things together, but they wanted a project to work on long-term. HelloStory seemed like a natural fit.

Karl's father started The Rosetta Project when they were 9 years old. HelloStory is a re-imagining of that work. Learn more about our history.

HelloStory Project Roadmap

March 2020
  • Public beta test
April 2020
  • Continued public testing
  • Beta testing for translation management/editing
May 2020
  • Goal of half of books migrated
  • Support for displaying multiple languages
June 2020
  • Additional testing of all features
  • Other crowdsourcing tools, flagging/tagging of content
  • UI localization implemented
July 2020
  • All books from the Rosetta Project migrated to HelloStory
  • Existing translations from Rosetta Project imported to HelloStory
  • Soft product launch
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