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

Store Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, 12 Noon – 4 PM

Closed on 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 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

Gingiber Letterpress calendars and note cards from Arkansas

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

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)

Store News

After some needed vacation time, Lynn, Jane, Michael, Abby, Annie, and Ed are looking forward to an exciting 2016 and the store’s 41st year!  We agree with what one of our customers said recently: “Cure for winter time blues – go to Appletree Books on Cedar and get some great reading material and head home, curl up with a blanket and read, read, read!”

Stop in and check out the 2016 Newbery and Caldecott award winners, as well as the National Book Critics Circle award nominees.

February arrives with pictures of warmth and far away places.  Sarah Johnston Knoblauch, a Cleveland Heights watercolor artist, will turn our store windows into the plains of Africa with her paintings of the “The Animals of Tanzania”.

Glass artist Betsy Fallon and Cottage Chocolates on Saturday, February 13th will be selling gifts and chocolates for Valentine’s Day.

On February 24th, the first meeting of the 2016 Books in a Bar book group meets at Nighttown from 7-9 pm; we will be discussing “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage”.

Author Michael Samulak will be visiting the store on Saturday February 27th.  Cleveland Heights Poet Laureate, Meredith Holmes, reads her poetry on February 28th at Nighttown!



“I really wouldn’t know what to read without you!”

“Appletree Books is one of the reasons we live here in Cleveland Heights; great and fun selection of books, pleasant space to be in and browse”

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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