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Mrs. Nelson's—a Family of Companies

Mrs. Nelson’s Family…a message from Judy Nelson

Yes, there really is a Mrs. Nelson!

My husband, Byron, and I were both born and raised in Southern California. We married in 1968 and settled in the San Gabriel Valley when our four children, Robin, Laura, Patrick and Andrew, were small. Byron owned several manufacturing operations and, after retirement, joined me at Mrs. Nelson’s. Our children are now grown; Laura and Patrick started working at Mrs. Nelson’s shortly after college and are now the day-to-day general managers, proudly offering the same personalized service that has been Mrs. Nelson’s trademark. Andy and Robin work in other fields of business, are both married and the proud parents of four little ones.

Mrs. Nelson’s: A Family of Companies

Mrs. Nelson’s family of businesses combines personalized book fairs, book ordering and bindery services to provide fundraising opportunities, extend the life of books, and promote the love of reading and learning.

We are a second-generation, family-run company that started in 1986 as a children’s bookstore that has grown to include a book fair company, a wholesale book sales division, and a book bindery. Today, we are providing resources for academic success to more schools, libraries, and government institutions than we ever imagined. We couldn’t do it without you.