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

info@appletree-books.com

New & Noteworthy

July Store Window and Artis Wall- Jess Bennett and Tim Eakin

For July, Appletree Books will feature a collaborative window installation by a pair of Canton, Ohio, artists. “A Trip Down Storybook Lane,” features reimagined book art from beloved children’s books, including works inspired by Frog & Toad, Madeline, Paddington BearCurious George and Babar. Each original illustration was done by hand by artist Tim Eakin and then printed by letterpress printmaker Jess Bennett.

The limited edition signed and numbered 11″ x 17″ letterpress prints of each illustration will be available for $30, along with a variety of mixed media originals. In addition to the storybook art, Bennett and Eakin will also have a selection of their individual works hanging for sale at Appletree during the month.

Jess Bennett is the creative force behind Letterpress Jess, a letterpress studio and workshop in the downtown Canton, Ohio. Letterpress Jess offers art prints, greeting cards, fine stationery, wedding and event invitations, custom commercial letterpress printing and more. Every piece is hand printed (one at a time) on vintage Chandler & Price printing presses, manufactured in Cleveland as far back as the turn of last century. Bennett is also the creative director for Jab Advertising, an ad agency she owns with her husband, Doug, and partner in Print & Press Shop & Studios, an eclectic boutique featuring midwest-made art and handmade goods. She is an honors program graduate of Walsh University. She was previously featured at Appletree in November 2015 with her “Well Read” series, a collection of illustrative classic book spine prints. For more information, visit letterpressjess.com.
Tim Eakin studied graphic design and illustration at Kent State University. His imagery is created using a variety of media, ranging from detailed colored pencil drawings to large outdoor murals. His work is a surreal mixture of character concepts, intricate design work, and typography. He is a resident artist at both Print & Press Shop & Studios and The Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton’s thriving arts district. His work has been included in numerous regional exhibits and private collections, featured in local magazine and newspapers, and commissioned for corporations throughout Northeast Ohio. He recently opened his gallery inside Avenue Arts Marketplace. For more information, visit Tim Jim Illustration on Instagram.

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!

 

Cedar Fairmount Summer Fesitval

The 17th Annual Cedar Fairmount Festival is scheduled for Sunday, August 12th from 12-5 pm.

The festival will feature an Arts & Craft Sale, Euclid Beach Rocket Car, Balloon Clown, Face Painting, Fire Truck, Monster House, Super Heroes, Music and Entertainment, Children’s Activities and More!