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

Store Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday and Monday, closed




Friday, March 3rd, 6-8 pm   Meet the Artist Reception

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Local artists, Jeremy Tugeau and Ruby Tugeau are our featured artists in the store windows for March.

Thursday. March 9th, 6-8 pm    Author Reception and Reading


Dr. Debra Reble reads and signs copies of her recent book, Being Love (Inspired Living Publishing). Debra is a psychologist who empowers women with her transnational Sout-Hearted Living program.

Sunday, March 12th, 2-4 pm

Reading and Book Signing at Nighttown

Rick Karges will read from and sign copies of his new book, The South Overlook Group (Windjammer Press). Rick is the Executive Director/CEO of Hopewell: A Therapeutic Farm Community.


Monday, March 13th, 7-9 pm

Books in a Bar at Nighttown

Discussion and commentary with Paul Ryland of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury.


Thursday, March 23rd, 7 pm

Author Reception

Join local author Kathy Ewing as she reads from her new book Missing: Coming to Terms with a Boderline Mother (Red Giant Books).


Thursday, March 3oth, 7 pm

Author Reception

Local author Irene Shaland reads and signs copies of her recent book The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories: Seeking Jewish Narratives All Over the World (CreateSpace).


Saturday, April 8th, 3-5 pm

Book Signing and Reading

Sports journalist Chris Parker will be in the store reading from and signing copies of his book King James Brings the Land a Crown  (Mountain Loins Press).


Tuesday, April 11th, 7-9 pm

Books in a Bar Book Group at Nighttown

Staff Member Paul Ryland leads a discussion of Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. Participants who register in advance, are eligible for a 10% discount on the price of the book.


Thursday, April 13th, 6-8 pm

Poetry Reading

Poet and Brews and Prose founder Dave Lucas and other will be reading their works of poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Wednesday April 19th

Spring Flower Arranging Workshop

Tammy Currier of Heights Floral Designs, will host a flower arranging workshop. More details forthcomming.

Thursday, April 20th, 6-8 pm

Poetry Reading

Readings by Meredith Holmes, Christine Howey, and Jimmy Remick as part of National Poetry Month celebration.

Saturday, April 29th, 10 am – 6 pm

Independent Bookstore Day

Appletree will be having special events during the day to celebrate independent bookstores. Author, Melissa Hintz, will be signing copies of her book On Chagrin Boulevard (CreateSpace), artist and illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova will lead a workshop, and Thread + Love will sell handmade heirloom dolls and children’s goods.

New & Noteworthy

Le Cracker


Appletree is now carrying wonderful hand-made crackers made by Le Cracker. Made in Cleveland Heights with Ohio-grown, stone milled grains and wild yeast sourdough.  Delicious with soups, cheeses, and jams of all kinds, or all on their own. $9/bag!

2017 Best of the Heights Award


Thank you to all of our customers and friends who voted for Appletree Books in the 2017  Best of the Heights Awards! Lots of great businesses were recognized this year! Congratulations to all of the finalists and winners! Best of Heights Award Winners

International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8th


This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Be Bold for Chance” and we have some inspiration for you! Purchase one the following books on March 8, and get a special gift courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages: a bar of fair-trade olive oil soap with sage, handcrfated by Sindayanne of Galilee, Arab and Jewish women working together. The books are: Rad Women Worldwide (Ten Speed Press) by Kate Schatz, We Should All Be Feminists (Anchor Books) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions (Knopf) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.

Caring Cubs Service Project

Saturday, March 11th


Appletree Books will be hosting a Caring Cubs event in the store. The participants will be making cards and envelopes for Adoption Network Cleveland. Caring Cubs hosts monthly service projects around our community for children 2 and up to teach various lessons of social responsibility.

Coming in April

April is National Poetry Month!  Appletree will be host poet and Brews and Prose founder Dave Lucas on April 13th, and April 20th, Appletree will host Meredith Holmes, Christine Howey, and Jimmy Remick for an evening of readings.

Our store window will feature the Cleveland Kid’s Book Bank.  Our artists for April will be Ornament Leterpress’ Amanda Borden and Clare Borden, who incorporated hand-folded origami dresses into notecards and shadow boxes.

If you have friends in the Grosse Pointe, MI area, Appletree will be a vendor at the Tau Beta Spring Market from Thursday, April 27th to Saturday April 29th.

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday April 29th. Appletree will by hosting author Melissa Hintz who will sign copies of her book, On Chagrin Boulevard (CreateSpace), a workshop with artist and illustrator Dinara Mirtalipova, and handmade heirloom dolls and children’s goods by Thread + Love.