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.
We are pleased to carry the following from local and national designers:
Hazelmade: notecards, greeting cards and tea towels
Furbish & Fire: candles
oddball press: greeting cards
Ornament Letterpress: letterpress notecards and flat cards
Piccolino Designs: notecards, postcards and bookmarks
Rose Iron Works: notecards
Eric Silverman: photo cards of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights
Cavallini (California): notecards, calendars, wrapping paper and puzzles
Felix Doolittle (Massachusetts): greeting cards, bookmarks and calendars
Gingiber Letterpress (Arkansas): calendars, greeting cards and gift items
Gwen Frostic (Michigan): notecards and calendars
Ilee Press (Washington): greeting cards, notecards and letterpress calendars
Hester and Cook (Tennessee): greeting cards and boxed notecards, tabletop placemats, runners and place cards
Pomegranate (Oregon): notecards, puzzles and calendars
Saturn Press (Maine): letterpress, greeting cards and notecards
Smudge Ink (Massachusetts): boxed notecards, greeting cards and calendars
2020 has been a challenging year for so many, primarily due to the Covid 19 pandemic; this year’s holiday season will prove equally challenging. All of us at Appletree plan to do our best to bring you a creative, thoughtful, and meaningful holiday season.
Appletree will be doing the following to help our customers with their shopping, beginning the week of November 2nd:
- Appletree will be open on Tuesday thru Sunday from 11-4 and closed Monday from November 2nd thru December 26th.
- Pre-ordering of Cottage Chocolates, Culinary Occasions sable cooks, and Small Batch Jams; more information can be found here!
- “Book the Bookstore” a private shopping experience for groups no larger than 6 people on Thursday and Friday evenings during November and December; information on to reserve can be found here!
All of us at Appletree Books will strive with our best efforts to offer holiday books and gifts in an atmosphere that is safe for customers and staff. Although the holidays will look different for so many this year, all of us at Appletree will be working hard to make your holidays and gift-giving as “merry” as possible!
Bookmark Trivia answers can be found here!
“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 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."