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

Holiday Hours Effective 11/1 thru 12/24/18

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm

info@appletree-books.com

Events

Story Time

Thursday, November 1st, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly storytime!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Meet the Artist Reception - Charlotte Trenkamp

Friday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm

A reception for our Artist of the Month for November, Charlotte Trenkamp!

Local Authors: Joe Kapitan and J. Mark Souther

Sunday, November 4th, 2-4 pm

Local authors, Joe Kapitan, and J. Mark Souther will be at Appletree to discuss, sign, and sell their new books!

Joe is the author of Caves of the Rust Belt: Ohio Stories (Tortoise Books), and Mark is the author of Believing in Cleveland: Managing Decline in the “Best Location in the Nation” (Temple University Press).

Story Time

Thursday, November 8th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Reception and Presentation by Catherine Siegal-Begman

Friday, November 9th, 6:30 -8 pm

Catherine Siegal-Bergman, translator of Giving Back: 16 Jewish Women Tell Their Stories, and Why They Returned to Germany – the Country That Once Wanted To Kill Them (Clevo Books) By Andrea von Treuenfeld, speaks about her work on the book and women’s stories of surviving the Holocaust.

Books in a Bar: Eclectic Reads

Monday, November 12th, 7-9 pm

Meets at Nighttown!

Join us for a glass of wine or dinner and a discussion of “Manhattan Beach” (Scribner Book Co.) by Jennifer Egan!

Customers who register for a book group discussion are eligible for a 10% discount on the purchase of the book. Stop by the store, call us at 216.791.2665, or register here!

Story Time

Thursday, November 15th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly storytime!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Meet and Greet: Linda Fairstein

Thursday, November 15th, 4-5 pm

Linda Fairstein, author of the Devlin Quick Mysteries, will talk with readers and sign copies of her new book in the series Secrets from the Deep (Dial Books)

Formerly a member of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, the author of 19 Alexandra Cooper mysteries for adults, Linda also writes the Devlin Quick Mysteries for middle-grade readers.

A Nancy Drew for a new age, 12-year-old supersleuth Devlin Quick solves less-murderous mysteries with the help of good friends and the occasional handy adult!

Reception and Talk by Fran Belkin

Friday, November 16th, 6:30-8 pm

Author Fran Belkin will sign and discuss her new book Rock This Town!: Backstage in Cleveland: Stories You Never Heard & Swag You Never Saw (Scheduled for release on Oct. 15, 2018)

In Rock This Town!, Fran Belkin artfully weaves together images of her collection of concert t-shirts with vintage snapshots, concert photos, and intimate stories, shared by the Belkin Productions crew who lived them.  Rock photographer Janet Macoska calls this book “one of the only memory albums ever made that gives an inside glimpse at concert production and promotion.”  This book is for those of us who were out in front, standing drenched in a World Series of Rock downpour, singing along to every word of our favorite song, Bic lighters in the air, screaming for another encore.  This is a love letter to every fan of rock and roll.

Trunk Show for Hazel Village

Saturday, November 17th, 2-5 pm

Hazel Village, maker of beautiful handmade stuffed animals, will be at Appletree with their animals just in time for holiday shopping!

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Hazel Village was founded in 2010.

Writer Consultation with Jacqueline Feldman

Wednesday, November 21st, 2-4 pm

As part of NaNoWriMo month, local author Jacqueline Feldman will offer a brief critique session to interested authors!

Registration is requested by Monday, November 19! Register by stopping in the store, calling the store at 216-791-2665 or emailing the store at info@appletree-books.com!

Jacqueline lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds an MA in English from Cleveland State University and is currently working on revisions to her recently completed gothic novel, Provenance, and writing short stories. Her short story, “In Your Dreams,” was named as a finalist in Gordon Square Review‘s Fall 2018 prose contest. Jacqueline often touches on themes of immigration and estrangement in her fiction. She is an active member of GrubStreet Boston and Literary Cleveland.

"Bach to Books" Performance by Rene Schiffer

Friday, November 23rd, 6:30-8 pm

Apollo’s Fire principal cellist, Rene Schiffer will perform works by Bach about books!

Praised for his “interpretive imagination and patrician command of the cello” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), René Schiffer is recognized as one of the most creative musicians on the international period-instrument scene. A native of Holland, he was a protégé of the great Dutch cellist Anner Bijlsma. He is particularly admired for his interpretation of the Bach cello suites, all of which he performs from memory. He is also a specialist in Romantic cello, performing the works of Beethoven and Schubert on gut strings in historical style.

 

Small Business Saturday - November 24th

Small Business Saturday, November 24th 10 am – 6 pm

Celebrate small business and shop local! A portion of all sales at Appletree on Small Business Saturday will benefit Link, the local non-profit that fosters children’s educational and social achievements!

During the day, we will host  Vintage Visions – locally made stationary items based on original 1950’s fashion illustrations, and Beth Ricanati – author of Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs (She Writes Press).

Story Time

Thursday, November 29th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Holiday Card Workshop

Saturday, December 1st, 2-4 pm

Local illustrator and designer Lindsay Dale will lead a Holiday Card making workshop.

 

Story Time

Thursday, December 6th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Holiday Food Emporium

Thursday, December 6th, 5-8 pm

Join us for a glass of wine and shopping for holiday gifts of the culinary variety!

BJ Fallon, Cottage Chocolates, Culinary Occasions by Bob Sferra, fire spice company, Le Cracker, Small Batch Jam (Beth Majewski), Storehouse Tea, plus vintage culinary items, and the season’s best cookbooks.

Accompanied by live music from NoExitNew Music ensemble’s pianist Jackie Warren and trumpeter Scott McKee.

Vero Pizza will have a special “pie” created for the evening.

Meet the Artist: Helen Lewis

Friday, December 7th, 6-8 pm

Join us for a reception to meet our artist of the month, Helen Lewis.

Helen Lewis concentrates her fine art in the areas of encaustic, cold wax and oil, and mixed-media collage. She is represented by several galleries, exhibiting in both group and solo shows, as well as selling her work online.  Her art is in private collections across the United States. Through her company, Illuminating Words, she also does calligraphy work for clients.

Helen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mount Union with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her early work history included positions in public relations and advertising/communications. She currently works creating art in her home studio in northeast Ohio, where she lives with her husband, Brad, and her yellow lab, Everett.

Books in a Brewery

Wednesday, December 12th, 7-9 pm

Meets at Bookhouse Brewing, 1526 W. 25th Street, Cleveland

Continuing our discussion on Banned Books, we will be discussing The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little Brown) by Sherman Alexie.

Story Time

Thursday, December 13th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

NaNoWriMo Writing Contest Reception

Friday, December 14th, 7 pm

Join us for a reception to meet, congratulate and hear from the winners of our NaNoWriMo Writing Contest! Award winners will read from their work and Max Zukerman, from the Music Settlement, will perform holiday music.

Story Time

Thursday, December 20th, 11 am

Note: this will be the last Story Time of 2018! We will resume on February 7, 2018!

 

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Holiday Music

Friday, December 21st, 6-8 pm

Musicians from The Music Settlement will perform holiday and other works!