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. 

 Ted, Emily, Stu, John & Roy at the Heartland Fall Forum 2014

Ted, Emily, Stu, John & Roy at the Heartland Fall Forum 2014

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. 

Roy Schonfeld

Roy has been with the company since its founding in 1992. He lives in Cleveland, OH and covers the eastern part of the territory. In 2008, Roy was honored as the Publishers’ Weekly Rep of the Year

John Mesjak 

John joined the group in 2007 after working as a sales rep in the Midwest with Publishers Group West. John works out of the Chicago area. His blog, www.my3books.com, features current titles and other items of interest related to publishing and bookselling. You can also follow John on Twitter.


Emily is the newest Abraham Associate, having started in the fall of 2013. She's currently dividing her time with us as both sales rep and office management. Through the fall of 2014, Emily worked at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, and has been a bookseller at various other stores for the last 10 years. 


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.


 Steve & Roy at the Heartland Fall Forum 2014.

Steve & Roy at the Heartland Fall Forum 2014.

Steve Horwitz, emeritus sales rep

Steve joined Abraham Associates in 1996 and (mostly) retired in 2013. Steve is also the co-editor of two recent anthologies: Twin Cities Noir and Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indy Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians.