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 Store Windows for August

This month windows in the old and new spaces honor two Cleveland organizations.

Dunham Tavern Museum was once a stage coach stop on the Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit post road.  Today, the museum is oldest building still standing on its original site in Cleveland.

The 1824 home of Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham in Midtown is a designated Cleveland Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Place. The tavern, garden, and bar on site offer glimpses into the lives of 19th century Ohio settlers and travelers.

The window in the new space honors the 2017 award recipients of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards.

The awards recognize books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity. For 82 years, the distinguished books earning Anisfield-Wolf prizes have opened and challenged our minds.



Artwork: Karin Dijkstra July 31- September 1, 2017

Karin Marleen Dijkstra is a watercolor artist whose paintings explore the heightened sense of wonder and magic that we are immersed in as young children. Her work seeks to capture the intensity of a child’s way of experiencing the world and how that echoes into adulthood.  She hopes to encourage the momentary immersion of the adult self in that magical childhood sensory world. Karin is Dutch-American and has lived in the Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, Scotland, and London, and she draws from the cultures and landscapes of those places. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Cleveland Heights High School and currently lives in Cleveland Heights.

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

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!

Pre-Order: John Green Returns!

YA favorite John Green‘s new book Turtles All The Way Down (Dutton Books) is due to be released on October 10th!

To pre-order, call us at 216.791.2665, email us, order on line here, or stop in the store. The first 20 customer to pre-order will bet a signed book!

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!