12419 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 791-2665
HOURS: Closed Monday
Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Noon – 5 pm

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


Saturday, June 6 from 1-3 PM

Author Ray McNiece and photographer Tim Lachina profile their collaborative poetry book, Love Song for Cleveland.

Sunday, June 7 from 12:30-2:30 PM

Author Betty Ruth Shear talks about her journey through mental illness in Full Circle: My Success Story Living with Bipolar Disease.

Friday, June 12 from 6-8 PM

Meet Cleveland Heights photographer Tim Lachina and see selections of his black and white photos. Prosecco and cheese will be available.

Saturday, June 13 from 2-4 PM

Author Ladii signs her book, A Lifetime of Love, a story of two high school sweethearts and the struggles they endure to preserve their love for one another.

Friday, July 17 from 5-8 PM

Open House party for the store’s 40th anniversary! Everyone is welcome to come and be part of this celebratory event.

New & Noteworthy

Children’s Picture Book:
Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Whimsical illustrations bring life to the meaning of friendship and caring for a single woman who befriends multiple cats who in turn come to her rescue. Lynn Q

Adult Fiction: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Two brave French sisters, different in temperament and principles, endure World War II and dramatic confrontations with the Nazis. Couldn’t put it down! Lynn Q


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.
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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.

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