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
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)
The Turquoise Table, by Kristin Schell, emphasizes the importance of finding community and connection in your own front yard… and we hope that you will find a similar sense of “front yard,” neighborhood and hospitality at Appletree Books. I encourage you to use our large front table to chat with friends, connect with neighbors and meet new friends and fellow booklovers. In the ever-expanding universe of e-commerce and the Internet, personal connections and social interaction have become even more important and should be cultivated and perhaps cherished. Come in through our back door (to escape the Cedar Road street construction!) and we will welcome you, your stories and your interactions into our “neighborhood.”
Our front windows in August spotlight Cleveland’s Dunham Tavern Museum and the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. Dunham Tavern is the oldest building still standing in Cleveland, and the the tavern, garden, and barn offer glimpses into the lives of 19th Ohio, while a offering vibrant green space in mid-town Cleveland. The Anisfield-Wolf window profiles the 2017 recipients and their notable books.
*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 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.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.Inquire about our unique baby book shower gifts by calling 216.791.2665 or by sending us a "note."