We proudly represent a select group of publishers and distributors. Our account base includes independent and chain bookstores, college stores (independent and chain), museum stores, trade wholesalers, library jobbers and re-binders, and ID wholesalers. The states we cover are Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. 


STU ABRAHAM – Stu has been in the publishing business for 30+ years. He founded Abraham Associates in 1992 after working as an independent rep in Chicago. He works from the main office in Minneapolis. 

JOHN MESJAK – John joined the group in 2007 after working as a sales rep in the Midwest with Publishers Group West, the customer service manager at Chronicle Books, and many years in bookselling at Anderson‘s Bookshops, Book Passage, and A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books (R.I.P.). John works out of Minneapolis and covers the middle part of the midwest. In 2018, John was named Publishers Weekly's Sales Rep of the Year. You can follow John on Twitter at @mesjak, and on Instagram at @mesjak too.

EMILY JOHNSON – Emily joined Abraham Associates in 2013. Through 2014, Emily worked at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, and has been a bookseller at various other stores for the last 10 years. She covers the western part of our territory, from St Paul MN. Find Emily on Instagram at @emilybooklady.

SANDRA LAW – Sandra joined Abraham Associates at the end of 2017, after years working for Anderson's Bookshops where she managed the La Grange IL store, Mitchell Books in Ft Wayne IN, and her early bookselling days at Barnes & Noble. 

TED SEYKORA – Our expert office manager, Ted handles sales and customer service and the day-to-day business in our home office and helps keep the rest of us rolling in the territory. If you enjoy our weekly email newsletter, you can thank Ted.

YOU CAN EMAIL OUR OFFICE STAFF ANYTIME for general inquiries and customer service at info@abrahamassociatesinc.com.


ROY SCHONFELD – Roy worked with the group from its founding in 1992. In 2008, Roy was honored as the Publishers’ Weekly Rep of the Year. He retired from active duty as a traveling book rep at the end of 2017.