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

 

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New & Noteworthy

Our June ... Store Window

Our store window this month spotlights the work of the Achievement Centers for Children. In 1940, four Cleveland Rotarians – George Gund, Tris Speaker, Frederick McGuire, and William Townsend – opened the doors of the Achievement Centers for Children, then known as the Society for Crippled Children. They had a vision and hope that every child would have an opportunity to reach his or her full potential. Many of the specific disabilities have changed through the years, but the dedication of the Achievement Centers to children with disabilities and their families has remained constant. The words of the Achievement Centers’ mission have changed, but the spirit has remained the same: “to enable and empower children with disabilities and their families to grow, learn, play and prepare for lifelong achievement in society.”

Featured Artwork for June: Madelaine Mavec

Abstract paintings by local artist, Madeline Mavec, and paper goods from Mavec Collections are our featured art and artist for June!

Madeline, a 24 year-old Cleveland native, is a full-time, independent artist and designer. In 2014, Madeline graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Painting and Ceramics. Madeline identifies herself as an experimental painter. She focuses on the use of bright colors and the experimental application of paint. The exciting use of bold color is how many identify her work. Her paintings are included in various private and corporate collections around the country. Madeline launched Mavec Collections, a giftware line, in 2015. The collection has grown to include a variety of colorful products that showcase Mavec’s original fine art paintings, digitally printed. The unique painterly quality adds an exciting new look to everyday items creating usable and wearable art!

50 Unique Independent Bookstores You Need to Visit in Every State

With summer travel plans being formed, here is a great article by Rebecca Johnson on 50 indie bookstores to visit in each state this summer!  50 Unique Independent Bookstores

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 !

 

July Store Window - Caring Cubs

Our store window in July will highlight the work of Caring Cubs in our community.

July Artist - Cathy Miller

We will feature botanical jewelry by local artisan Cathy Miller.

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!