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

Gingiber Letterpress calendars and note cards from Arkansas





Friday September 11 from 6-8 PM

Meet local fabric artist, Susan Skove

More events will be added shortly!

New & Noteworthy

Appletree is in the process of organizing two book groups for this fall.

Books in a Bar will be facilitated by Joon-Li Kim and will meet on Sept. 14 from 7-9 PM and on October 12 from 7-9 PM. Each session will meet at our neighbor, The Fairmount Wine Bar.

Our second group, Young Adult Crossover Fiction is facilitated by freelance writer Kathleen Calby. The first meeting is on Sept. 15 from 7-9 PM in the Store! Other dates for this group are Oct. 27 and Nov. 13!

If interested in participating use the form below to register.  If you have questions, please email or call the store for more information including information on books for the groups.





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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