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

Our store hours, effective 9/3/19 are:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

Closed Monday

info@appletree-books.com

Events

Great Lakes Independent Bookstores Visit

Wednesday, October 2nd, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Great Lakes Independent Books Association will be holding their Heartland Fall Forum in Cleveland between October 2nd and 4th!

On October 2nd, Appletree and other independent booksellers will welcome booksellers from the Midwest to visit our stores and learn about our communities.

Come welcome our fellow independent booksellers from across the region, who will be visiting Appletree as part of the Cleveland Bookstore Tour!  Also visiting for the afternoon, writer Lise Funderburg will be in to sign copies of her new book (whose title we obviously love), Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (University of Nebraska Press).

Storytime - Special Guest Reader: Sydney Smith

Thursday, October 3rd, 11 AM

Author & Illustrator Sydney Smith reads from his new picture book, Small in the City
(Neal Porter Books)

Sydney Smith is an award-winning illustrator of picture books. His accolades include a Governor General’s Award for Illustrated Children’s Books and four New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s
Book of the Year citations. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Storytime

Thursday, October 10th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Artist Reception - Campus International School Artisits

Thursday, October 10th, 7-8 pm

Join us for a reception to meet the artists from the Campus International High School who created the art on display in our front window during October 2019!

Books In A Bar and Octavo Fest Special Meeting - at Appletree Books

Friday, October 11th, 7-9 PM

OctavoFest Keynote Presentation and Books  In A Bar Special Meeting

This event will take place in the store!

Author Travis McDade leads a discussion of his book, Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library (Diversion Books), a true tale of cultural theft.

Customers who register in advance for this month’s meeting are eligible for a 10% discount on this month’s book.  To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, email us at info@appletree-books.com, or click here to register on our website.

OctavoFest Collage Workshop with Michelle van Dijk

Saturday, October 12th, 2-4 PM

Make a collage using paper ephemera and vintage magazines!

The learning experience will be about composition, color, texture, and focal points. Michelle will spend a significant part of this workshop working one-on-one with each student and guide you through processes to recreate and repurpose paper images from the present and the past into works of precious wonder. You will use new and vintage magazines, old books, maps, photos, etc. to create works of artistic beauty. All materials and tools are provided, but you are also welcome to bring any materials you like to use with you.

Michelle van Dijk is a mixed-media collage artist from the Netherlands.

$60 fee, limited to 8
registration required by Wednesday, October 9
To register, stop by the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

LIterature For Justice: Mass Incarceration - Session 1

Sunday, October 13th, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, a teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Silent Book Club

Sunday, October 13th, 4-6 PM

Grab your book, a drink or a pint and join Jane Rothstein and your fellow readers to relax and read.

A Silent Book Club is a book club without homework. It’s a chance to take some time out of your schedule to relax and read.

Parnell’s is located at 12425 Cedar Rd. in Cleveland Heights.

Books In A Bar: Ecclectic Reads

Monday, October 14th, 7-9 PM

Join Ed Alix and Lute Quintrell at Nighttown for a glass of wine and discussion of The Wordy Shipmates (Riverhead Books), Sarah Vowell‘s take on what we mean by Puritanism and what the Puritans were actually like.

Customers who register in advance for this month’s meeting are eligible for a 10% discount on this month’s book.  To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, email us at info@appletree-books.com, or click here to register on our website.

Storytime

Thursday, October 17th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

No Exit New Music Performance

Friday, October 18th, 7 – 8:30 PM

No Exit dives headfirst into the domain of electronic music for this evocative program of experimental works by Cleveland composers Greg D’Alessio, James Praznik, and Timothy Beyer. The trio will be on hand to present and discuss their work, guiding the musically curious through the esoteric sound world of their digital creations.
 
Also featured on the program will be Luciano Berio’s 1958 groundbreaking electronic masterpiece, “Thema (Omaggio a Joyce).” This is assured to be an engrossing evening—and a thrilling interactive experience—for our adventurous audience. Free and open to the public.
 

Paper Tree Workshop

Saturday, October 19th, 2-4 pm

Join local artist and up-cyclist Mandy Spisak for an afternoon of crafting with vintage book pages.
Learning to make whimsical, festive winter trees from up-cycled materials is fun and easy! Choose from a variety of vintage papers as well as real cuts of wood to create up to three trees. This craft
is sure to add beauty and wonder to your winter decor!

Mandy Spisak is a professional artist and art instructor from Independence, Ohio. She owns and operates her studio, Retro Revival in Valley View.

$18 fee, limited to 8
register by Wednesday, October 16
To register, stop by the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Literature For Justice: Mass Incarceration Session 2

Sunday, October 20th, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Storytime

Thursday, October 24th, 11 AM

Author Andi Kryszak reads from her picture book My Name is Curly
(Wisdom House Books)Author Andi C. Kryszak imagines her own rescue dog’s early life in this hopeful story.  A portion of the proceeds from this book go to the Curly’s Kids Animal Education Fund, established with the Community Foundation of Lorain County, which provides funding to programs that educate children about rescue animals.

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Litertature for Justice: Mass Incarceration Session 3

Sunday, October 27th, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Story Time

Thursday, October 31st, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Literature For Justice: Mass Incarceration - Session 4

Sunday, November 3rd, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Story Time

Thursday, November 7th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Jane Austen Tea

Sunday, November 10th, 2-4 PM

Join Appletree Books and the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), North Coast, Region, for a Jane Austen Tea

Featuring:

The cost is $35 per person.
Registration by November 6 is required
and limited to 40 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at
info@appletree-books.com.
Upon registration, please let us know if you are a JASNA member.
JASNA’s Annual General Meeting is coming to Cleveland in 2020!

Silent Book Cub

Sunday, November 10th, 4-6 PM

Grab your book, a drink, or a pint and join Jane Rothstein and your fellow readers to relax and read.

A Silent Book Club is a book club without homework. It’s a chance to take some time out of your schedule to relax and read.

Parnell’s is located at 12425 Cedar Rd. in Cleveland Heights.

Books In A Bar: Ecclectic Reads

Monday, November 11th, 7-9 PM

Join Ed Alix and Lute Quintrell at Nighttown for a glass of wine and discussion of Best American Short Stories 2019 (Mariner Books) edited by Anthony Doerr.
Customers who register in advance for this month’s meeting are eligible for a 10% discount on this month’s book.  To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, email us at info@appletree-books.com, or click here to register on our website.

Story Time

Thursday, November 14th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Story Time

Thursday, November 21st, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Musical Performance by Strange Messenger

Friday, November 22nd, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Special performance by local musicians Strange Messenger!

Cleve-based power trio, STRANGE MESSENGER, delivers a collaboration of musical diversity and intensity that both rocks & pops, with catchy riffs and taunting lyrics.

Strange Messenger is Rae on Bass and Vocals, Bobby on guitar and backup vocals, and Marc on drums and cymbals.

Special Story Time with Raquel Ortiz

Sunday, November 24th, 2-4 PM

Local children’s author Raquel Ortiz will read from her books during this special Storytime!

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30th, 10 AM – 8 PM

Shop local on Small Business Saturday!  Author Nancy Christie will sign copies of her most recent book, and Susan Stragno, creator of handcrafted greeting cards, will be in the store!