12419 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 791-2665
For November and December 2015

Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 8pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm

Appletree Books

Appletree Books, an independent bookstore, 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. Established in 1975, we are excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year!

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

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

Cavallini notecards, calendars, wrapping paper and labels

Saturn Press (letterpress greeting cards and notecards from a family business in Maine)

Caspari greeting cards, notecards and wrapping paper

Notes and Queries greeting cards

Pomegranate notecards, puzzles and calendars

Paddywax literary collection of candles

Gingiber Letterpress calendars and note cards from Arkansas

Store News


To help escape the November chill, we have many new and interesting titles for you to explore and delve into.  Perhaps our “Well-Read” window with art by letterpress artist Jess Bennett will inspire your reading escapism.  Or perhaps the glass jewelry and handcrafted spoons and cheese knives by Betsy Fallon, the ceramics of Sharon Grossman, or the fused glass bookmarks of Kelly Strah will “brighten” your day.  We invite you to stop in and ignore those grey, overcast skies!

Holiday Hours

During November and December, we will be open on Mondays and open late on Fridays!

Our Holiday Hours, effective November 1st, are:

Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm

Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm

The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November, 26th.


There are several parking lots close to the store.  Behind the store, there is a 2 story parking deck. Behind the Firestone store across Cedar Rd there is surface parking lot, and on Grandview there is another surface lot.


Appletree Books is a delightful oasis in a sea of cookie cutter bookstores. You’ll find the expected here, but also the unexpected. The store’s tranquil atmosphere makes it a welcome place to shop.
about.com. Magazine Review

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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