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 over 40 years 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 from local and national designers:
LOCAL CARD DESIGNERS
Hazelmade: notecards and greeting cards
Letterpress Jess: boxed notecards
The Mavec Collection: greeting cards and notepads
oddball press: greeting cards
Ornament Letterpress: letterpress notecards and flat cards
Piccolino Designs: notecards and postcards
Rose Iron Works: notecards
NATIONAL CARD DESIGNERS
Cavallini (California): notecards, calendars, wrapping paper and labels
DEUXGLASS (Washington): note cards
Felix Doolittle (Massachusetts): greeting cards and art prints
Gingiber Letterpress (Arkansas): calendars and greeting cards
Ilee Press (Washington): greeting cards and notecards
Hester and Cook (Tennessee): greeting cards and boxed notecards
Pomegranate (Oregon): notecards, puzzles, and calendars
Saturn Press (Maine): letterpress greeting cards and notecards
Snow and Graham (Illinois): greeting cards, memo pads, wrapping paper, and calendars
Caspari greeting cards, notecards and wrapping paper
Amazing that summer is over, that everyone is back in school and that we are looking at impending “sweater weather.” September is the month for the Heights Music Hop (here at Appletree on Friday, September 14th), as well as Banned Books Week. Interesting how many books have been banned for a variety of reasons! Celebrate this year’s Anisfield-Wolf award winners (the awards evening at Playhouse Square is totally sold out!) by stopping by the store and picking up one of these outstanding books. We look forward to seeing you this month during the waning days of Indian summer, as you enjoy the few remaining days of reading on the porch.
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 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."