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

Sunday and Monday, closed



New & Noteworthy

Our July ... Store Window

Our window this month highlights the work of Caring Cubs.  Caring Cubs hosts monthly service projects for young children ages 2 and up, designed to teach various lessons of social responsibility.  Caring Cubs’ founders were a group of parents who were looking to volunteer with their kids, but repeatedly met with the response that they should volunteer themselves and just bring their kids along.  Instead, Caring Cubs plans events where the children themselves can participate in a hands-on activity, thereby taking personal pride in working toward a greater purpose.  The idea is that it is never too early to begin teaching children about philanthropy — the key is to do it in an age-appropriate way.

Featured Artwork for July: Catherine Miller: Jewels of Nature

Our featured artist this month is Cleveland Heights resident Catherine Miller, an award-winning floral designer who has studied Ikebana for 20 years and studied jewelry design at the Cleveland Institute of Art for a similar period.  Combining her love of floral design with the technical and artistic beauty of jewelry, her botanical arts have garnered numerous national awards at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Newport Flower Show and Florescence in Houston.

Botanical jewelry utilizes natural elements (such as seed pods, twigs, seeds, cones, etc.) that may be painted or treated (with paint, lacquer or glue) to make the “jewelry” piece look as realistic and wearable as possible.

Monthly Story Time

Little sprouts grow into readers at Appletree!
Bring your toddlers and pre-schoolers as we look, listen, and have fun with picture books. Appletree staff member Sharlene Warner will share some favorites from our shelves.
No registration necessary – just drop in!

Join us on the second Thursday of the month at 11am!
August 10, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 12, 2017
November 9, 2017
December 14, 2017

Coming in August ... Store Window

During the month of August, our store windows will highlight Cleveland’s historic Dunham Tavern.

Comming in August .. 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Award Winners

We will have a display honoring the winners of the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Award winners.

Second Annual Cleveland Book Week ... Kicks Off September 5, 2017

Cleveland will become a national literary destination during Cleveland Book Week, an extended celebration of books and people who love them!  Running between September 5-9, Cleveland Book Week has events with leading authors, storytellers, and much more.

NanNoWriMo is coming again to Appletree

National Novel Writing Month is taking place in November and again this year Appletree is busy making plans to offer writers the opportunity to write in our store windows during business hours.  As we firm up our plans for this event, we will update this page with the latest information.  If you have a question or would like more information, please email Jane!

The Indie Bob Spot Visit

On June 1, Lynn and Lorie got to meet Bob Manson who is traveling the country visiting as many independent bookstores as he can.

Here is the link to his review of Appletree: The Indie Bob Spot !


Book Review: Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

A new book from Random House is Sally Bedell Smith’s Prince Charles:  The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. Bedell is an experienced biographer and brings to her work substantial research transformed by a pleasing style into interesting stories. Prince Charles (the man who would be king) is not Ms Bedell’s first foray into the lives of members of the British royal family, and so we have also the advantage of her earlier labors in this story about the prince. I read an earlier biography of Prince Charles years ago, and his story just keep getting more interesting as he approaches his ultimate purpose in life. A life growing and maturing, suffering disappointments, making mistakes, achieving successes, all in a very big and clear fish bowl, must be extremely difficult. Prince Charles is still living this life. Read how.

 – Michael

Le Cracker

Appletree is carrying wonderful hand-made crackers made by Le Cracker. Made in Cleveland Heights with Ohio-grown, stone milled grains and wild yeast sourdough.  Delicious with soups, cheeses, and jams of all kinds, or all on their own. $9/bag!