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Independent bookstore owners give it their all (access required)

Brockport's Lift Bridge Book Shop stresses local preferences

Four years after buying Lift Bridge Book Shop from its longtime owners, John Bonczyk and Cody Steffen had a decision to make—go all in or get out. So each owner chose one direction. Bonczyk and his wife, Sarah, are now running just about the only full-service independent bookstore in Monroe County. Steffen took a buyout in February. “We couldn’t ...

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