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

Holiday Hours Effective 11/1 thru 12/24/18

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday, December 25, Closed

Wednesday, December 26, 10 am – 6 pm

Closed for inventory and vacation between 12/27/18 and 1/29/19. We will reopen on 1/30/19

Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm


New & Noteworthy

Holiday and January 2019 Hours

Appletree will be open 7 days a week in November and December thru December 24th. Our hours for this period are:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday:                           10 am – 8 pm

Saturday:                                                 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday:                                                    12 pm – 5 pm

Appletree will be closed on November 22nd for Thanksgiving Day.

Appletree will be closed for Christmas Day, December 25th.

On December 26th, we will be open from 10-6 pm

Appletree will be closed between December 27, 2018, and January 26, 2019, for inventory, restocking, and vacation!  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

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!


Artist of the Month: Helen Lewis

Mixed media artist Helen Lewis will be our artist of the month, and she will display a selection of her work.

She concentrates her fine art in the areas of encaustic, cold wax and oil, and mixed-media collage.  “Weathered, aging brick, peeling paint, and lichen on rocks are intriguing to me.  I am fascinated with texture, patina, old script, and ephemera that speak of the passage of time.”  These elements frequently inspire the layers and marks within her paintings and often appear in her collage work.  Some of Lewis’ pieces on exhibit at Appletree Books incorporate old book covers and bindings, handwritten antique papers, and portions of sea captains’ navigational charts.  Ultimately, a sense of peace and tranquility are what she most wants to convey.  Helen Lewis holds a BA from the University of Mount Union.  Her art has been featured in several publications, including The Art of Expressive Collage, by Crystal Neubauer.  Her art is in galleries and private collections across the United States.  In Cleveland, she is represented by The Bonfoey Gallery.

December Store Window - Roxboro Elementary School

The talented artists from Roxboro Elementary School in Cleveland Heights have created the display in our store windows for December.

Under the direction of Sheri Fried, the students have created a unique display for the holiday season in our store windows!


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 discussion:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (Little Bown) by Sherman Alexie

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


Books In A Bar - Nighttown

Appletree’s Books In A Bar Book Group is on winter vacation! We will resume our monthly meetings in February from 7-9 pm at Nigttown on the following dates:

February 11th

March 11th

April 8th

May 13th

Book selections will be announced shortly!

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!