12419 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 791-2665

Store Hours:

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Friday, 10 AM – 8 PM

Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, 12 Noon – 4 PM

Closed on Monday


Appletree Books

Appletree Books, an independent bookstore established in 1975, offers an eclectic, well curated selection of new book titles in multiple genres for both children and adults. The store is located in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood at 12419 Cedar Road in the historic Heights Center building, up the hill from Cleveland’s University Circle. We are proud to be celebrating our 41st year in our original location.

We seek to offer books that transport readers to other places, both visually and verbally, and aim to introduce beautifully illustrated and interesting books to our customers.

We feature greeting cards, journals, letterpress cards and notecards in addition to puzzles, bookends, candles and small gift items in an intimate, warm space in the historic Heights Center building.

Product Lines

We are pleased to carry the following:

Caspari greeting cards, notecards and wrapping paper

Cavallini notecards, calendars, wrapping paper and labels

Christine Mauersberger (Lakewood, OH) botanical notecards

Gingiber Letterpress (Arkansas) calendars and note cards

Hazelmade (Michigan) notecards and greeting cards

Jamey Christoph (Cleveland Heights, OH) prints and postcards

Letterpress Jess (Canton, OH) prints and postcards

Notes and Queries greeting cards

Ornament Letterpress (Shaker Heights, OH) letterpress notecards and flatcards

Paddywax literary collection of candles

Piccolino Designs (Shaker Heights, OH) notecards and postcards

Pomegranate notecards, puzzles and calendars

Rose Iron Works (Cleveland, OH) notecards

Saturn Press (Maine) letterpress greeting cards and notecards

Snow and Graham notecards, greeting cards, memo pads, wrapping paper and calendars (we are the only store in northeast Ohio to carry their products)

Store News

What can we say about May? The beginning of glorious weather, outdoor dining and the smell of lilacs. For graduates, May is the beginning of a new path and/or chapter in life; for families, May is a month to appreciate mothers and the encouragement and support they have afforded their families through the years. Be sure to grab a good book, sit on the porch or the terrace, and remember to smell the lilacs!  – Lynn

Store Window

Our store window this month features unique, hand-painted silk lampshades from Cleveland Heights artist, Gunter Schwegler. A fiber artist, Gunter has sold pieces to museums, shops and galleries. Pieces in the window are available for sale.

Our Events Page has the full schedule; here are some highlights:

Friday, May 13thMary Weems will read from her one-woman show “Blackeyed” in the store

Tuesday, May 17thMimi Ormond will share stories from her book, “Kinderstransport: A Rescued Child” at Nightgown

Friday, May 20thNina Sadowsky will sign copies of her new book “Just Fall” (Balantine Random House) in the store

Memorial Day Schedule

Appletree will be closed on Sunday, May 30 in honor of Memorial Day


“I will have to come back and spend more time. You have some wonderful books!”

“I really wouldn’t know what to read without you!”

“Appletree Books is one of the reasons we live here in Cleveland Heights!”

Appletree Books is located in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood at 12419 Cedar Road, in the historic Heights Center Building, in the same block as Starbucks, one block east of Nighttown, and directly across the street from the Firestone Service Center. Contact us at (216) 791-2665 or fill out the form below to ask a question or to order a book.

Book Group Sign Up

Book Groups are a great way to read good books, learn about new authors, and meet new friends! Appletree Books hosts several Book Groups throughout the year. Led by knowledgeable facilitators, our groups are designed to introduce you to great books in an informal setting that is fun and informative.

Groups typically meet for 60-90 minutes once a month. The books we will be discussing are announced in advance. We meet in the store or at another location in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood.

More information about
our Book Groups
can be found here



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