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

info@appletree-books.com

Events

Story Time

Thursday, October 4th, 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

Books in a Bar: Eclectic Reads

Monday, October 8th, 7-9 pm at Nighttown

Join us for a glass of wine or dinner and a discussion of “Malice” (Minotaur Books) by Keigo Higashino!

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, October 11th, 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

Book Siginging and Reception: The heArt of Cleveland

Friday, October 12th, 6:30-8 pm

Remarks at 7 pm

Remarks and reception with Scott Kraynak and other artists in The heArt of Cleveland (Red Giant Books).

The heArt of Cleveland showcases the work of 100 Cleveland artists past and present. Through their photography, illustration, paintings, essays, sculpture, installations and poetry, they detail the city’ diversity and creativity.

Build-a-Book Workshop

Saturday, October 13th, 2-4 pm

Fran Kovac will lead a Kids Only workshop to Build a Book!

Here’s a great way for children, ages 6-9, to learn to make a simple book to give as a gift or to keep for themselves. We’ll start with a simple folded structure. Then, using drawing and collage, we’ll make a text block for a second book, and finish by putting our drawings into simple and attractive covers. Students may bring photos or other images to collage and their favorite art supplies (no paints, please!). No other tools or experience necessary, just bring your imagination!
Limited to 8 students.

No fee, but registration needed by Wednesday, October 10th. To register, stop in the store, call us at 216.791.2665 or email info@appletree-books.com

Fran Kovac is a student and teacher of bookbinding and uses all the curiosity of both in her private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. A student of the history of bookbinding, Fran has recreated historic bindings and uses many historic techniques and sewings in making contemporary decorated bindings. Since 2009, she has taught at the Morgan Conservatory, Hollander’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and for San Diego Book Arts. Her bookbinding studies have included classes with book historians Julia Miller, Pam Spitzmueller and Jim Croft, among others.

 

Story Time

Thursday, October 11th, 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

Young Artists Reception: Noble Elementary School

Tuesday, October 16th, 4-5 pm

Join us for fall treats with the student artists of Noble Elementary School, and their teacher Kelly Wachhaus, who are featured artists in our store windows for October!

Collector's Quiz Night with Jennifer Souers Chevraux

Thursday, October 18th, 7 pm

Join Jennifer Souers Chevraux for a Collector’s Quiz Night!

Do you know what do with the collections in your home? Bring an item or two with you, and quiz a curator about how best to collect, care for, or even cast off the furniture, knick-knacks, treasures, and trunks lying about the house. First, Jennifer will quiz the crowd, sharing insider tips on how the pros care for collections, then guests will have a chance to quiz her about objects they brought along, or things they have at home.

Jennifer Souers Chevraux has 25 years of experience in the museum field working with collections from moon rocks to firearms, and prehistoric arts to fine arts. Her specialty is finding the relevance in these collection objects and making experiences with them meaningful.  In 2018, Jennifer opened her own curatorial consulting practice, Illumine Creative Solutions, LLC. Through her business she helps both institutions and private clients manage their collections, reduce risk, prepare for the unexpected, and transition artwork and heirlooms between different locations or generations, applying the professional standards museums use in their collections.

Reception and Talk by Glenda Thornton on Moveable Books

Friday, October 19th, 6:30-8 pm

Remarks at 7 pm

Join us for a reception and talk by Glenda Thornton about Around the World with Moveable Books.

An illustrated lecture on the history and global economy of movable books from their beginnings five hundred years ago until today, including a pop-up exhibition of books from Dr. Thornton’s collection.

Glenda Thornton, PhD, is the Director of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University and a collector of historic and contemporary movable books.

Trick or Treat for the Cedar-Farimout Halloween Festival

Wednesday, October 24th, 5-6 pm

Trick or Treat will take place in Cedar Fairmount from 5-6 pm!

Story Time

Thursday, October 25th, 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

A Brief History of Bookbinding with Fran Kovac

Friday, October 26th, 6:30-8 pm

Remarks at 7 pm

Fran Kovac will discuss in a hands-on talk on The History of Bookbinding!
Chat with Cleveland bookbinder Fran Kovac, and examine models of books from the 4th-14th centuries.  A practicing bookbinder, Fran has studied the history and progression of book bindings, beginning with the Nag Hammadi codices, and has created models of many historic structures. The development of the book and its diffusion throughout the world is generally attributed to the Coptic Church: these early Christians carried their binding technique from Egypt across much of the western world, but the structural and decorative styles of the codex evolved uniquely in each new region it reached. The bindings Fran presents cover much of the first millennium of western bookbinding.

 

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 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

Reception and Presentation by Catherine Siegal-Begman

Friday, November 9th, 6-8 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

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 with Linda Fairstein

Thursday, November 15th, 4-6 pm

Author Linda Fairstein will be in store to meet young readers and discuss her Devlin Quick Mysteries!

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.

"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 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

Perormance by Musicians from the Music Settlement

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

Musicians from the Music Settlement will be performing at Appletree!

Founded by Almeda Adams in 1912 as part of the Settlement movement to welcome new immigrants to Cleveland through the common language of music, The Music Settlement provides early childhood education, music instruction, and music therapy to people of all ages and levels of experience in Northeast Ohio.

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!