12419 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
(216) 791-2665

We will be ClOSED for inventory and vacation between December 29, 2019, to January 29, 2020. We will reopen for business on Thursday, January 30, 2020


Appletree Books

Appletree Books, an independent bookstore established in 1975, offers an eclectic, well-curated selection of new book titles in multiple genres for both children and adults. The store is located in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood at 12419 Cedar Road in the historic Heights Center building, up the hill from Cleveland’s University Circle. We are proud to be celebrating over 40 years in our original location.

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.

Product Lines

We are pleased to carry the following from local and national designers:


Hazelmade: notecards and greeting cards

Letterpress Jess: boxed notecards

The Mavec Collection: greeting cards and notepads

oddball press: greeting cards

Ornament Letterpress: letterpress notecards and flat cards

Piccolino Designs: notecards and postcards

Rose Iron Works: notecards


Cavallini (California): notecards, calendars, wrapping paper, and labels

DEUXGLASS (Washington): note cards

Felix Doolittle (Massachusetts): greeting cards and art prints

Gingiber Letterpress (Arkansas): calendars and greeting cards

Ilee Press (Washington): greeting cards and notecards

Hester and Cook (Tennessee): greeting cards and boxed notecards

Pomegranate (Oregon): notecards, puzzles, and calendars

Saturn Press (Maine): letterpress greeting cards and notecards

Snow and Graham (Illinois): greeting cards, memo pads, wrapping paper, and calendars
Caspari greeting cards, notecards and wrapping paper


December 2019

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?….”

Amazing that it is once again the holiday season and that snowy, cold weather will be “de rigeur” for the next few months.  Hopefully, you will take time to enjoy friends, good food, good music, and some quiet times amidst the holiday rush.

To help put all of us in holiday spirits, mark December 12th  from 5 to 9 pm on your calendars, as our Holiday Food Emporium (and shopping evening) returns with food-related vendors and festive Latin jazz music provided by the Roberto Ocasio Foundation.

We would also like to thank you, our customers, for supporting Appletree Books as a small, independent business throughout all of 2019 and wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy 2020!


Bookmark Trivia answers can be found here!


*a hodgepodge; jumble


“I will have to come back and spend more time. You have some wonderful books!”

“I really wouldn’t know what to read without you!”

“Appletree Books is one of the reasons we live here in Cleveland Heights!”

Appletree Books is located in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood at 12419 Cedar Road, in the historic Heights Center Building, 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 Group Sign Up

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.

More information about
our Book Groups
can be found here



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