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


New & Noteworthy

In Our Window: Noble Elementary School

Autumn’s Canvas is the title of the display in our windows for October 2018.

Created by the artists from the 1st to 5th grade at Noble Elementary School! Kelly Wachhaus is the teacher who helped create this window!

Our thanks to the artist for helping us celebrate autumn! Please stop and look at the work of talented local artists!

On Our Walls: Juli Edberg

Our Artist for October is local artist Juli Edberg!

Edberg has been a weaver, quilter, bookbinder and book creator, fashion designer, seamstress, and graphic designer.  Many of her works involve imaginative uses of paper, including blank books with interesting covers and papers. She invented a technique of tying together paper tiles to make a three-dimensional object. This month, we see another sideline, the collage.  She has always liked items floating separately on the page, or in the air. Group a number of things, and you get a whole new meaning. She asks, “Are you amused?” For much more, see juliedberg.com

Come Write in our Windows this November

November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo!For a third year, Appletree Books again invites writers of all ages, all formats, and all genres in the Greater Cleveland area to be our featured artists of the month by writing in our front windows!

You need not be a novelist or a professional writer to participate! We’ll provide a table, chair, and an outlet. You bring your writing implements of choice, your imagination, and your determination.

New this year – Writing Contests!

Writer in the Window participants are invited to enter one of two writing contests: one for students in elementary, middle, and high school; and one for adults writing poetry. Contestants must be Writers in the Window to enter.

Students and NaNoWriMo participants are especially encouraged.

You can sign up for a writing slot here: https://tinyurl.com/yawkke8n

Have questions? Contact Jane at the store via phone or email: jane@appletree-books.com

NaNoWriMo Writing Contest

During November, writers of all ages who write in our store windows are eligible to enter our NaNoWriMo Writing Contest!

There will be two contests:  Student Writing Contest and a Poetry Contest: Where Would We Be Without Books? (c0-sponsored with Heights Arts)

Student Writing Contest Entry Requirements:

  • Open to students in elementary, middle, and high school
  • Entries should be no more than one page (double spaced)
  • Write what you like: a poem, story, essay, a very short play – it’s up to you!

Poetry Contest: Where Would We Be Without Books?

  • Open to all writers post-high school, new and established
  • Submit 1-3 poems, no longer that one page each (double-spaced)
  • Poems should speak to the part that books and reading play in our lives

Contest Guidelines for all:

  • Contestants must be registered to write in our windows during November 2018
  • Write something new! Writers are encouraged to write at least part of their entries in our front windows
  • Entries must be submitted via email no later than Dec. 1, 2018, by midnight to jane@appletree-books.com
  • Winners will be announced on December 10 and invited to read their work at a reception at Appletree on December 14th
  • Multiple prizes, including Appletree gift certificates, will be awarded for each contest.

Octavofest 2018

Join us in celebrating Northeast Ohio’s active community of book and paper innovators and our magnificent library and museum collections of fine and rare books during Octavofest 2018!
Octavofest celebrates the love of books and paper arts through diverse programs and events at venues throughout the Cleveland area.
The theme for this year’s annual program is “Books and Paper in Global Perspective.”

Appletree is hosting several book art and discussion events during October.

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!


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.

Pre-Orders: Rock This Town!

Fran Belkin‘s new book shares intimate stories from her work with Belkin Productions!

Rock This Town!: Backstage in Cleveland: Stories You Never Heard & Swag You Never Saw is due to be released on October 15, 2018.

$18.95 in paperback!

Appletree will host a reception and signing for Fran on November 16th.

Pre-Orders: New Novel from Deborah Harkness

Time’s Convert (Viking)the eagerly awaited new book by Deborah Harkness hits stores on September 18th!
Appletree is now taking pre-orders – the first 12 customers to order will receive a signed copy.To order, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or email us at info@appletree-books.com.Set in the world of Deborah Harkness’ popular All Souls Trilogy, Time’s Convert is a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.
On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus’s deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.
Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor–the young employee at Sotheby’s whom Marcus has fallen for–is about to embark on her journey to immortality. The couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he’d escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both.
Deborah Harkness is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. As a historian of early modern science and alchemy, Harkness teaches at the University of Southern California. She has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center, fellowships.

Pre-Orders: Debut Novel from Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (Dutton Books) by Hank Green debuts to stellar reviews on September 25!
Appletree is now taking pre-orders – the first 12 customers to order will receive a signed copy.
To order, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

In this much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship — like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor — April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world–everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires –and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Hank Green is the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him “one of America’s most popular science teachers.” Complexly’s videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Green cofounded a number of other small businesses, including DFTBA.com, which helps online creators make money by selling cool stuff to their communities; and VidCon, the world’s largest conference for the online video community. Hank and his brother, John, also started the Project for Awesome, which last year raised more than two million dollars for charities, including Save the Children and Partners in Health. Hank lives in Montana with his wife, son, and cat.

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!

Comming in November

Appletree will have expanded store hours in November and December! Starting on November 1st, the store will be open seven days a week through December 24th! Our revised hours will be:

Monday – Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, 12 – 5 pm

In Our Windows: we will feature local writers writing as part of NaNoWriMo!

Our Artist of the Month will be local artist Charlotte Trenkamp!