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

May Store Window - Magnolia Clubhouse

In honor of Mental Health Month, our May window features Magnolia Clubhouse.

Magnolia Clubhouse is an innovative rehabilitation program that understands the challenges faced by people with mental illness and fills a critical void in our mental healthcare system.  Magnolia is the successor to Cleveland’s Hill House, founded in 1961, a pioneer in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.  It is a welcoming community of support established to improve the lives of people with mental illness.  Members and staff work side-by-side to operate the Clubhouse, which provides a range of services, from daily lunches to assistance with finding employment and education.

Items in the window are for sale, from Magnolia’s temporarily closed resale shop, and all sales benefit Magnolia.

On Our Walls: Kate Snow

Our artist of the month for May is Kate Snow.
Kate is a painter and printmaker born in Charlotte, North Carolina. After five years working and learning at the cooperative art space Zygote Press, she began actively showing work in 2016. Her stripped-down approach relies heavily on elements of design to explore the uneasy relationship between chaos and control. Using line, repeating shape, and a limited palette, she seeks balance within complexity and questions how we connect, rely on, and betray ourselves and each other. She currently works from her studio at home in Cleveland Heights, where she also creates a small print line of stationery and apparel in collaboration with her husband, Eagan Rackley, under the name Four Fish Ink.

Spotlight on Local Talent: Crawdads Workshop

My name is Ryan Thompsonand Crawdads Workshop is my metal/wood workshop, which operates out of my Old Brooklyn 2-car garage.

It is an eclectic combination of my many interests. Mostly I create wood/metal coffee tables, steampunk lamps, bookends, shelves, and quite a few things in between. I love the process from start to finish, of salvaging forgotten pieces of American industry and putting them back into use, whether that is restoring the very tools I use, or reimagining obsolete fixtures of Cleveland. Few things are as thrilling to me as finding the perfect building materials. I’m a regular at local auctions, garage sales, and scrap yards, on Craigslist and the curbside. Getting home and having the right tools to mill, plane, cut, turn, grind, and sand items into their final form is my second great thrill.

I’m excited to partner with Appletree Books to share these products and be able to bring them into your home.  I encourage anyone to check me out on Instagram at crawdadsworkshop or email me at crawdadsworkshop@gmail.com for pricing or custom work.

Story Time: Starts June 14th!

Story Time returns starting June 14th at 11 am!

Every Thursday, 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!