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

The store is currently closed for inventory and vacation. We will reopen on January 30, 2019.

Our hours will be:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


New & Noteworthy

2018 Artists of the Month and Store Window Displays

“Thank you” to all the artists-of-the-month and the store window “designers” that contributed aesthetically and programmatically to an inspiring and creative year at the store.

Artists of the Month

Debbie First of First Designs – textiles, clothing, and jewelry
The Morgan Conservatory (coordinated by Michaelle Marschall) – mixed paper media
Denise Stewart (tea fiber art) and Pat Pitingolo
Kate Snow of Four Fish Ink – block prints
Letterpress Jess and Tim Eakin – letterpress art and prints
Jamie Richey of JMR Photography – photographs
Andy Stenson (woodworking) and Jessica Stenson(painting)
Juli Edberg – paper collages and books
Sister Charlotte Trenkamp – mixed media
Helen Lewis – encaustics and collages

Store Windows

Urban Oak School (designed by Andrea Rheum)
Boulevard Elementary School Art Students (coordinated by Sarah Perz)
Night Ballett Press (coordinated by Diane Borsenik)
Magnolia Clubhouse and the Magnolia Clubhouse Resale Shop
Garden Walk Cleveland (coordinated by Mary Hosier)
Letterpress Jess and Tim Eakin
Family Connections (coordinated by Suzie Cargile)
The Morgan Conservatory (coordinated by Michaelle Marschall)
Noble Elementary Art Students (coordinated by Kelly Wachhaus)
NaNoWriMo Writers In The Windows
Roxboro Elementary Art Students (coordinated by Sheri Fried)

February Window Display

Artists from Boulevard Elementary School in Cleveland Heights have created our display for February entitled ” Chihuly” In The Window!


Artist of the Month - Billy Ritter

Local ceramist, Billy Ritter is our featured artist for February 2019.

Working out of his studio in the historic Hildebrandt Building in the Clark Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, Billy creates one-of-a-kind functional ceramics and sculptural vessels.  He offers one-on-one instruction, group workshops, and fellowship program.

Retro Revivial Art and Jewlery

Appletree is pleased to have art and jewelry from Cleveland’s Retro Revival on sale between February 9th and February 16th.

Mandy Sherman Spisak and Mark Spisak work out of their studio in Valley View, Ohio. Mandy is an enamelist, and Mark is a glass artist. In addition to creating unigue enamel and glass works, the Retro Revival studio also restores antiques, specializing in retro refrigerators.

Weekly Story Time

Every Thursday, at 11 am, Appletree staff and volunteers will read stories from our shelves for “young sprouts”! Each session lasts about an hour, and no registration is necessary!

Appletree is looking for volunteers to read each week.  If you love kids, like to read, and can spend an hour reading to youngsters, please contact us!

If you are interested or want to learn more, call us at 216-791-2665, email us at info@appletreebooks.com, or stop by the store to learn more!


Books in a Brewery

Bookhouse Brewing is a small brewery and taproom located in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. Located in the same space as the Baehr Brewery, Bookhouse Brewery is continuing the legacy of the first brewery that opened in 1866!

Appletree and Bookhouse Brewing have teamed up to offer a monthly book discussion in the brewery! Join us a beer, cider, a snack, and a great discussion!

All sessions meet at Bookhouse, 1526 W. 25th St. in Cleveland from 7-9 pm!

The initial discussions focus on Banned Books!

Upcoming discussions:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

An Abundance of Katherines (Dutton Books) by John Green

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Mariner Books) by Alison Bechdel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Brideshead Revisited (Little Brown) by Evelyn Waugh


Timeless Advice from Hanna Perkins Center

Appletree Books is pleased to carry the new childcare book from Cleveland’s Hanna Perkins Center.

Timeless Advice for Parents of Young Children: How to Understand Your Child’s Behavior and Respond Effectively in Almost Any Situation
from the Grandmothers of Hanna Perkins Center

“Children don’t come with an instruction manual, but this book is about as close as you can get.  Written by a group of wise early-childhood development experts, it’s an easy-to-read behavioral guide to what’s going on with your young child’s mind in almost any situation – from public tantrums to noticing people with disabilities to preparing for the first day of preschool.  Whether you read it cover to cover or reach for it when the going gets tough, it will help bring out that loving, nurturing, patient and resourceful parent that lives in all of us.”

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is a non-profit partner with parents, educators and mental health professionals to help children understand and manage their emotions for success in school and life.  Founded in 1951, its services include a school; mental health clinic for children and adolescents; consultation and training for other schools and early learning centers; continuing education for teachers, social workers and mental health professionals; and training in the specialized field of child psychoanalysis.

12 Places to Check Out on Picturesque Cedar Fairmount

Cedar Fairmount is a magical place – great stores, restaurants, shops and more! A 15-minute cruise from downtown or freeways, this is a neighborhood to love!

Cleveland Magazine has published a great article on the neighborhood!