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.
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
To help escape the November chill, we have many new and interesting titles for you to explore and delve into. Perhaps our “Well-Read” window with art by letterpress artist Jess Bennett will inspire your reading escapism. Or perhaps the glass jewelry and handcrafted spoons and cheese knives by Betsy Fallon, the ceramics of Sharon Grossman, or the fused glass bookmarks of Kelly Strah will “brighten” your day. We invite you to stop in and ignore those grey, overcast skies!
During November and December, we will be open on Mondays and open late on Fridays!
Our Holiday Hours, effective November 1st, are:
Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm
The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November, 26th.
There are several parking lots close to the store. Behind the store, there is a 2 story parking deck. Behind the Firestone store across Cedar Rd there is surface parking lot, and on Grandview there is another surface lot.
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.
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.