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

Closed Sunday and Monday



Meet the Artists: Morgan Art of Papermaking

Friday, March 2nd, 6-8 pm

Join us for a reception to meet the artists from the Morgan Conservatory that are featured on our art wall during March.

The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists. An international destination that is free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery, gathering place for the community, educational hub, and purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers in the world.

Since opening to the public in 2008, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation has been a rising star in the Cleveland arts community and the papermaking world. The Morgan Conservatory’s 15,000 square foot converted industrial space is home to professional and aspiring artists dedicated to the ancient art of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing. The Conservatory has been transformed into an art facility with studios; an 85′ double-wall gallery; a space for community events; and a unique kozo garden was installed to grow fiber for specialized papers.

Prosecco and cheese will be served.

BYOP: Overnight Read-a-Thon for Seeds of Literacy

Saturday, March 10, 8:30 pm – Sunday, March 11, 7 am

Appletree will host a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pillow) overnight Read-A-Thon for Seeds of Literacy!

Featuring reading, games, raffles, pizza and breakfast pastries!

Cost is $25 per person and proceeds will benefit adult literacy programs.

For more information and to buy tickets, contact Seeds of Literacy.

Sponsored by Appletree Books, Luna Bakery, Verp Pizza Napoletana and Penguin Random House.

Books in a Bar: Vive la France!

Monday, March 12th, 7-9 pm at Nighttown

Appletree’s Book Group, “Books in a Bar” meets for a discussion about a book with France as a subject.

The group will discuss Madame Bovary (Penguin Classics) by Gustave Flaubert.

Registered participants can receive a 10% discount on the purchase of the book.

Monthly Story TIme: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb ...

Thursday, March 15th, 11 AM

Little sprouts grow into readers at Appletree! Bring your toddlers and pre-schoolers as we look, listen, and have fun with picture books at our monthly story time.

Appletree staff member Sharlene Warner will share some favorites from the shelves about March and early spring!

No registration necessary – just drop in!

Poetry Reading and Reception for NightBallett Press

Friday, April 6th, 6-8 pm

Join us for a reception and poetry reading to honor local publisher NightBallett Press. Chuck Salmons, Steve Abbott, and Rikki Santer will read their poetry.

Poetry Reading: Cleveland State Poetry Center

Friday, April 13th, 6-8 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with poets from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

The Cleveland State University Poetry Center was established in 1962 at the former Fenn College of Engineering to promote poetry through readings and community outreach. In 1971, it expanded its mission to become a national non-profit independent press under the auspices of the Cleveland State University Department of English, and has since published nearly 200 rangy, joyful, profound, astonishing, complicated, surprising, and aesthetically diverse collections of contemporary poetry and prose by established and emerging authors. The Cleveland State University Poetry Center publishes between three and five collections of contemporary poetry and prose a year, with a national distribution and reach. The Poetry Center currently acquires manuscripts through three annual contests (one dedicated to publishing and promoting first books of poetry, one to supporting an established poet’s career, and one to publishing collections of literary essays). In addition to publishing, the Poetry Center actively promotes contemporary poetry and prose through an annual reading series, collaborative art events, participation in national writing conferences, and as an educational resource for Cleveland State University’s undergraduate, M.A., and N.E.O.M.F.A. students by providing assistantship and internship opportunities as well as involving students in the editorial and production aspects of literary publishing.

Poetry Reading with Margie Shaheed

Thursday, April 26th, 6-8 pm

Local poet, Margie Shaheed, will read from her collections of poetry.

Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and dynamic performance artist.  Her work has appeared in, among others, Essence Magazine, Black Magnolias Literary Journal, and Split This Rock.  Books include Mosaic (NBP, 2013), Onomatopoeia (NBP, 2015), and Playground (Hidden Charm Press, 2015).  She is also the author of Tongue Shakers: Interviews and Narratives on Speaking Mother Tongue in a Multicultural Society (Hamilton Books).

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 28th, 10 am – 6 pm

Appletree is planning a series of events to celebrate independent bookstores and their contributions to our local community as part of Independent Bookstore Day 2018.

Cleveland's Independent Publishers

Saturday, April 28th, 2-4 pm

Meet and browse publications from four of our region’s independent book publishers: Gray & Company, 1984 Publishing, and Belt Publishing.