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

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Events

Reception for Magnolia Club House

Friday, May, 4th, 6-8 pm

Appletree will host a reception for Magnolia Clubhouse which is our featured local business for May 2018 as we celebrate Mental Health Month.

Magnolia Clubhouse, located in University Circle is a working community that is purposeful, respectful, and engaging. Established to benefit the health and wellness of people who live with mental illness. For more information about Magnolia, please click here!

Artist Reception - Kate Snow

Friday, May 11th, 6-8 pm

Join us for a reception to meet local artist Kate Snow.  Kate is our Artist of the Month for May 2018.

Kate is a painter and printmaker born in Charlotte, North Carolina. After five years working and learning at the cooperative art space Zygote Press, she began actively showing work in 2016. Her stripped-down approach relies heavily on elements of design to explore the uneasy relationship between chaos and control. Using line, repeating shape, and a limited palette, she seeks balance within complexity and questions how we connect, rely on, and betray ourselves and each other. She currently works from her studio at home in Cleveland Heights, where she also creates a small print line of stationery and apparel in collaboration with her husband, Eagan Rackley, under the name Four Fish Ink.

Mother's Day Special - Cool Gifts for the Moms in your life!

Saturday, May 12th, 1 pm – 6 pm

Appletree will host two local vendors with unique gifts just in time for Mother’s Day! Check out vintage-button bracelets by Button Down Designs, and unique clothing by First Designs.

An antique collector for 45 years, Emilie Collens Illson launched her Button Down Designs business 12 years ago. Since then, she has made over 6000 bracelets, using buttons from 1840 to 1940. Her pieces are entirely hand sewn, and each one comes with a handwritten hang-tag, explaining about the buttons in that design.  Emilie will be bringing a dazzling display of at least 300 button bracelets. Prices start at $25, and discounts will be available. The bracelets come in sizes to fit every wrist, newborn babies to Rugby players.

Debra First, a native of New York state, made her way to Cleveland to attend The Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her BFA in 1991 with a major in photography and a minor in metals. She ran her own photography business for 12 years, during which she ran several photography classes and produced commercial work.  Through First Designs, she creates clothing that brings together influences from around the world and features globally sourced materials and ideas.

Books in a Bar: Eclectic Reads

Monday, May 14th, 7-9 pm at Nighttown

Join us for a glass of wine or dinner and a discussion of Jessie Burton’s The Muse (Ecco Press).

Customers who register for a book group 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!

Book Signing and DIscussion - Kate Harvie

Thursday, May 17th, 6-8 pm

Native Clevelander, Kate Harvie will discuss and sign copies of her book, Believe It and Behave It:
How to Restart, Reset, and Reframe Your Life
(Author Academy Elite).

Kate suffered a traumatic brain injury. And then things became difficult. And she wrote a book about how to rebuild when we hit bottom. We know that when we fall apart, we need to pick up the pieces and get it together. And while there’s nothing like a good comeback, the primary question – how the heck do I do everything again, and better?! – can be muddied by fear and self-doubt. Believe It and Behave It provides the necessary blueprint. It’s fueled by empathy, candor, and clarity.

Kate Harvie, a marketer and brand strategist for Suit & Artist and The Vanderbilt Republic, is the author of Believe It and Behave It: How to Restart, Reset, and Reframe Your Life. She helps people to tell their stories with insight, empathy, and advocacy.

Decluttering Workshop with Organizing 4 U

Thursday, May 24th, 6-8 pm

Come and learn the secrets of decluttering with a workshop hosted by Organizing  4 U.

Registration before May 21st is required; there is no fee for the workshop.

Organizing 4 U is a Cleveland Heights based business helping individuals and businesses organize their activities.

 

Une Nuit Francaise with Jamie Cat Callan

Friday, May 25th, 6-8 pm

Join us for charcuterie and champagne to celebrate author Jamie Cat Callan’s newest book, Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and that Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi (Tarcherperigree).

In our hectic lives, it’s hard to stay connected to what makes us feel most alive—our beauty, confidence, uniqueness, and personal style. Happily, French women know the secrets to cultivating that lifelong je ne sais quoi, and author Jamie Cat Callan shares those secrets with you in Parisian Charm School. From savoring the everyday beauty around you to engaging in captivating conversations, playing dress-up, dancing the tango, hosting impromptu dinner parties and picnics under the stars–and of course mastering the art of French flirting- the lively and inspiring lessons in this “syllabus” will help you rediscover your beautiful, fierce, romantic engaging best self to attract the best of everything into your life.
Class is in session!

Jamie Cat Callan is the author of the recently released Parisian Charm School (Penguin Random House). She is also the author of the bestselling books French Women Don’t Sleep Alone, Bonjour, Happiness! And Ooh La La! French Women’s Secrets to Feeling Beautiful Every Day. Her books have been published in twenty-one countries and have been featured in major magazines, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Time. Jamie makes her home in New York’s Hudson Valley at La Belle Farm, where she and her husband have created a little bit of France and grow lavender and sunflowers and produce their own brand of French sparkling apple cider.

 

2018 AHA! Book Festival

Thursday, June 7th, 11 am – 8 pm, Key Bank State Theatre Lobby, Playhouse Square

Appletree will be participating in the AHA! Book Festival as part of the AHA Festival (Arts & Humanities Live).

There will be storytelling, readings, author signings and performances for all ages during the day.

 

Crawdads Workshop -Father's Day Gifts

Saturday, June 9th, 1-5 pm

Ryan Thompson will be in the store with gift ideas for Father’s Day!  Ryan loves to salvage forgotten pieces of American history tuning them into bookends, coffee tables, lamps, shelves, and more!

Books in a Bar: Eclectic Reads

Monday, June 11th, 7-9 pm at Nighttown

Join us for a glass of wine or dinner and a discussion of Jack E. Davis’ The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea (LivertightPub. Co.)

Customers who register for a book group 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, June 14th, 11 am

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

No registration necessary; just drop in!

Story Time

Thursday, June 21st, 11 am

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

No registration necessary; just drop in!

Landscape Designer Ann Cicarella

Friday, June 22nd, 6-8 pm

Local landscape designer, Ann Cicarella will discuss bees and pollinators in your garden.

National Pollinator Week is a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what you can do to protect them. Ann is a nationally recognized landscape designer and is passionate about bees and pollinators.

Story Time

Thursday, June 28th, 11 am

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

No registration necessary; just drop in!

Madelaine Mavec - Trunk Show

Friday, June 29th, 2-7 pm

Local artist, Madeleine Mavec will be in the store with a variety of clothing and accessories!

Madelaine Mavec, a Cleveland native, is a full-time, independent artist and designer. In 2014, Mavec graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Painting and Ceramics. Mavec identifies herself as an experimental painter. She focuses on the use of bright colors and the experimental application of paint. The exciting use of bold color is how many identify her work. Her paintings are included in various private and corporate collections around the country.

Mavec launched Mavec Collections, a giftware line in 2015. The collection has grown to include a variety of colorful products that showcase Mavec’s original fine art paintings digitally printed. The unique painterly quality adds an exciting new look to everyday items creating usable and wearable art!

Books in a Bar: Eclectic Reads

Monday, July 9th, 7-9 pm at Nighttown

Join us for a glass of wine or dinner and a discussion of The Good Earth (Washington Square Press) by Pearl S. Buck

Customers who register for a book group 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!

Books in a Bar: Eclectic Reads

Monday, August 13th, 7-9 pm at Nighttown

Join us for a glass of wine or dinner and a discussion of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk (Picador USA) by Kathleen Rooney.

Customers who register for a book group 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!