Lift Bridge Book Shop on Main St in Downtown Brockport. "the Victorian Village on the Erie Canal"

Children's Author Visit!

Frans Vischer Visits Brockport!
  The author of the much-loved children's books Fuddles and A Very Fuddles Christmas will be visiting Lift Bridge!
Thursday, November 6th @ 6:30pm
Frans will be reading and signing copies of his books! The event is free and open to the public, no registration is necessary. Order the books in advance to be sure you'll get copies to sign!Call or click the cover images below.

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Plus, don't forget to join us at MCC for the 18th Annual Rochester Children's Book Festival!

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Meet more than 40 authors (including Jane O'Connor, author of Fancy Nancy and Eileen Christelow, author of 5 Little Monkeys) and illustrators this year, covering everything from board books to YA novels. Amazing numbers of kids and grown-ups come to get books signed and listen to readings and participate in fun activities. Authors and Illustrators love to meet and talk with so many book-loving people. It's a very special once a year event. Many authors have new books this year. 





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Staff Picks

Our Staff loves to read! Here are our favorites this month:

The King's Curse (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781451626117
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone Books, 9/2014
“If you thought Philippa Gregory had exhausted the Tudors, you were wrong, as she has found yet another lens by which to view sixteenth century England. Margaret Pole, Duchess of Salisbury, and her children are among the last (i.e. not yet executed) of the Plantegenet heirs, and therefore a threat to the throne. They are also staunch Catholics and personally close to Catherine of Aragon and her daughter, Mary. The family has strong political survival skills, but survival in Henry VIII's court is always uncertain.” - Annie

ISBN-13: 9780553418361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books, 8/2014
“I decided to read Gone Girl before the movie came out.  Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop.  This is a very clever psychological thriller.  If you like this genre, I highly recommend this book.” - Kay

ISBN-13: 9781611800050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shambhala, 4/2013

“I took this book with me recently when I knew I'd have the time to look at it closely because I thought it might prove to be interesting and useful.

I was not disappointed. Kino MacGreggor has integrated all the parts of a yoga practice - poses, breathing, and focus, into an easily accessed format. The photos and instructions are clear. She tells you exactly what to do and when to breathe with illustrations and a very nice in depth explanation of what a yoga practice is all about.

You can marvel at the pretzel poses and then get back to reality, while having a good time with the aid of this book.” - Pat

ISBN-13: 9780802122520
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press, 8/2014
 “Washington DC has been bombed. It happened to LA earlier. There is no more electric power grid. There are no more automobiles. It is a World made by Hand.

And surviving it and learning to live in it is the lesson Jimmy Kunstler is driving in his new novel  "A History of the Future".

Read it and appreciate what you have while you have it.” - Archie

The Secret Place (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780670026326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Adult, 9/2014
“Tana French perfectly depicts the world of teenage girls, with their own vocabulary and overwhelming need to keep secrets from grown-ups and each other in The Secret Place. It is the story of the police investigation of a murder at a girls boarding school in Dublin as the two cops learn to work with each other while unraveling the lies and loyalties of the witnesses.” - Annie

ISBN-13: 9780062297211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company, 9/2014
“Sophie Hannah channels Agatha Christie in this new Hercule Poirot mystery, the first authorized by Christie's estate. It has the tone of an Agatha Christie. It feels like Hercule Poirot. If this is a literary impersonation, Hannah nails it.” - Annie

ISBN-13: 9781594632570
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hudson Street Press, 8/2014
“Do you know anyone with a mental illness? I mean really know someone? Is there someone in your family? Someone in your neighborhood, workplace or school? How do you feel about that person? Are you scared of them? Are you friendly? Do you shy away? Do you talk about the person, maybe even ridicule them? What do you think made them that way? Was it genetics, environmental, maybe even the parenting they received? Should a child with a known mental illness be in public school? Imagine being the parent of a child with mental illness. This book,written by the mother of a child with mental illness raises many questions. Answers are more difficult but Liza Long addresses it all. Written for families dealing with this topic and lay people who may not have thought about the issues raised.” - Taysie

Zen Ghosts (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780439634304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press, 9/2010
“Beautiful illustrations to go with a beautiful story. Happy Halloween!” - John

ISBN-13: 9780385353304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf, 9/2014
"A pandemic has killed 99% of the earth's population and changed the world as we know it. No electricity, transportation , medicine or cities. The story shifts between before and after the crisis and focuses on a Traveling Symphony that travels by horse caravan performing music and Shakespeare. A beautiful story that questions your idea of just what civilization is."- Mary

Brown Girl Dreaming (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780399252518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books, 8/2014
“Woodson tells of her childhood in verse. This story is wonderful. It reads like any of Woodson's previous books. It tells of her roots, how she came to be a writer, and takes the reader through the civil  rights movement in America. It includes a very moving ending. Written for young adults.” - Taysie

ISBN-13: 9780871403148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 8/2014
“Excellent whodunit detective story. Lots of twists and turns and a few surprises. The reader will meet five women all seemingly unconnected, but are they? And who is the fifth woman? The reader must get to the end to find out.”
- Taysie

China Dolls (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780812992892
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House, 6/2014
“Lisa See has written what she does best, a story about three women of Asian heritage trying to make it in America in 1938. It is just prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Asian women performing in nightclubs is the scene. Can the authorities tell the difference between Japanese and Chinese? Excellent read.”
- Taysie

ISBN-13: 9780062237477
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperTorch, 4/2014
“An ordinary American couple , Gil and Eleanor Krauss were asked to spearhead the rescue of 50 children from Germany in 1939. Would they risk their own lives to save the lives of strangers when no other American organization had been successful? Could 50 visas be found against the stringent immigration laws of the time? Fascinating story which raises a number of questions including, did the American people know what was happening overseas to Jews and virtually did nothing in response?”
- Taysie

Orphan Train: Novel (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780061950728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company, 4/2013
“Great read that links history to present day. What could it have been like for Mrs. Daly traveling as a child on the train to a huge unknown? What is it like for Molly Ayer to have been abandoned and move to the unknown each time a foster home changes? What could a 94 year old woman and a 17 year old girl possibly have in common?”
- Taysie

Sisters (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780545540605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix, 8/2014
“This is Raina's third graphic novel for young readers. It is also autobiographical. Readers having enjoyed her earlier work will certainly love this one. In addition, for anyone with a sister, the story will ring true.”
- Taysie