An independent bookstore located in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood of Cleveland Heights (just up the hill from Cleveland’s University Circle), Appletree Books offers an eclectic, well-curated selection of new book titles in multiple genres for both children and adults. Established in 1975, we are excited to celebrate our 40th anniversary this year!
We seek to offer books that transport readers to other places, both visually and verbally, and aim to introduce beautifully illustrated and interesting books to our customers.
We feature greeting cards, journals, letterpress cards and notecards in addition to puzzles, bookends, candles and small gift items in an intimate, warm space in the historic Heights Center building.
We are pleased to carry the following from local and national designers:
Snow and Graham notecards, greeting cards and memo pads (we are the only store in northeast Ohio to carry their products)
Ornament Letterpress (Shaker Heights, OH based artist) letterpress notecards and flatcards
Cavallini notecards, calendars, wrapping paper and labels
Saturn Press (letterpress greeting cards and notecards from a family business in Maine)
Caspari greeting cards, notecards and wrapping paper
Notes and Queries greeting cards
Pomegranate notecards, puzzles and calendars
Paddywax literary collection of candles
University School Book Fair
Saturday, May 15th, 11 AM – 4 PM
Appletree is hosting a book fair for University School students in grades K-8 on Saturday, May 15th!
We’ll have available required and recommended books from summer reading lists!
A portion of the sales on May 15th will benefit the US Parents Association!
Books will be available for the week of May 18th if you cannot visit the store on May 15th!
Appletree Books is a delightful oasis in a sea of cookie cutter bookstores. You’ll find the expected here, but also the unexpected. The store’s tranquil atmosphere makes it a welcome place to shop.
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Appletree Books is located in the Cedar/Fairmount neighborhood at 12419 Cedar Road in the same block as Starbucks, one block east of Nighttown, and directly across the street from the Firestone Service Center. Contact us at (216) 791-2665 or fill out the form below to ask a question or to order a book.
Book Groups are a great way to read good books, learn about new authors, and meet new friends! Appletree Books hosts several Book Groups throughout the year. Led by knowledgeable facilitators, our groups are designed to introduce you to great books in an informal setting that is fun and informative.
Groups typically meet for 60-90 minutes once a month. The books we will be discussing are announced in advance. We meet in the store or at another location in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.Inquire about our unique baby book shower gifts by calling 216.791.2665 or by sending us a "note."