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

Store Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Closed Sunday and 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

DEUXGLASS (Washington) note cards

Gingiber Letterpress (Arkansas) calendars and note cards

Hazelmade (Ohio) notecards and greeting cards

Jamey Christoph (Cleveland Heights, OH) prints and postcards

Letterpress Jess (Canton, OH) prints and postcards

Notes and Queries greeting cards

oddball press (Cleveland Heights, OH) notecards

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)


March 2018

You know the saying,  “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”?  Let’s hope that spring and
milder temperatures prevail soon!

If you are looking for something fun to do while riding out the end of winter, why not come to our “adult read-a-thon and slumber party” to benefit Seeds of Literacy on Saturday, March 10th – Sunday, March 11th.  Here’s a chance to support a great organization while having fun reading and playing games; we will provide pizza from Vero for dinner and breakfast goodies from Luna with lots of coffee.  Details are here!

A new feature this month is our “vintage finds” table in the stationery section that provides a fun hunt for a small treasure.

In the meantime amidst the blooming snow drops and witch hazel keep those spring thoughts front and center!



Bookmark Trivia answers can be found here!


*a hodgepodge; jumble


“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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