Plaid Friday -November 25, 2022

The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of local businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses.  It's a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it's a way to show your support for our local economy. So plan to wear PLAID the day after Thanksgiving, and help support local businesses!

Appletree will have author Brendi Larsen in the store from 2-3 PM.


Books In A Bar - Winter and Spring 2023

Our Books In A Bar book group continues in 2023 with book discussions at Parnell's Pub on Cedar Road.  Shown below are books the group will be discussing starting in February. The discussions will be from 7-9 PM in the back room of Parnell's.  Grab a beer, glass of wine, or other beverage and join Holly and Jane for a lively discussion.

February 13, 2023: Wide Sargasso by Jean Rhys (W.W. Norton & Company)

March 13, 2023: The Peregrin by J.A. Baker (NY Review of Books)

April 10, 2023: The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America (Penguin)

May 8, 2023: Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor (Catapult)

Books are available for purchase in the store.


Books In A Bar Fall 2022

During the fall of 2022, our Books In A Bar book group read and discussed the following books:

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Grove Press)

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (W.W. Norton & Company)

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Vintage International)

My Antonia by Willa Cather (Mariner Books)



Holiday Shopping Evening - December 8, 2022

Appletree will be holding our Holiday Shopping Evening on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 5-8 PM. The store will be filled with holiday gifts and more that evening.  We will be hosting four local vendors who will have a wide selection of holiday gifts for friends and family.

Confirmed vendors include:

T. Florals

McCune Family Apiaries

Sophia La Gourmand

Small Batch Jams

Book The Bookstore

Want to have a private shopping experience for yourself and some friends?  Appletree is offering our Book The Bookstore Holiday Shopping evening again this holiday season.

Beginning on November 4, 2022, you can reserve the Bookstore on Friday evenings from 6 to 8 PM. Appletree will provide you and your guests with deserts and prosecco as you shop in your private bookstore.

The cost for the evening is $75, payable at the time of reservation

Maximum of 8 people, and no guests under the age of 12.

Covid precautions are encouraged.

Call us at 216.791.2665 or email to make your reservation.

Holiday Hours - Effective November 1, 2022

Effective Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Appletree will be open till 6 PM Tuesday thru Saturday til December 24th.

Effective 11/1/22, our store will be open on:

Tuesday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Thursday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Friday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM

The store will be closed Sunday and Monday.

Personal Shoppers November-December 2022

Debuting this season, Personal Shoppers will be available during November and December to help you find books and/or small gift items for someone on your Holiday shopping list! Personal shoppers will be available from 11-1 Wednesday through Saturday starting on November 2nd.

Please call the store or email us at to learn more or to schedule an appointment with a personal shopper.

Writer In The Window November 2022

In November 2022 as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoRiMo), we are offering local writers a chance to spend 2 hours working on their novel, poetry collection, play, or other literary works on Fridays and Saturdays.

Appletree hosted writers in our windows for a number of years before COVID-19; we would like to invite writers back this year to write in our window, affording them the opportunity to share their “craft”  and creative inspiration with passersbys in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood.

Please call the store or email us at to learn more or to signup for a spot in our windows.