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.
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)
As this is being written, we are well into the start of construction for the expansion of the store over the next few months. The store is closed from July 19 – 23 while the wall between the stores is torn down. If all goes according to plan, we will be open for business on Tuesday, July26! The space will allow for an expanded children’s section and more space for hosting in-store events. Our “Social Media team” is posting regular updates on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter of our expansion progress.
Our store windows for July are all about fashion and are the work of two talented local artists. Juli Edberg works in many media: drawing, collage, sculpture and book arts. She is displaying her sculptured garments crafted from paper, nylon string, and other materials. Shirley Isenstadt produced fashion illustrations for the Bailey Co. department store and magazines; her family started Vintage Visions to publish her work as prints, cards, and sketch journals bringing 1950 styles to a new audience.
The store will be closed on Sundays beginning this month. Holiday hours which will include Sundays will take effect in November.
“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 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.