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

Effective January 30, 2020, our store hours are:

Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday: 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm

Monday: Closed


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


February 2020

We are open again after our January “hiatus,” and before this new year gets somewhat “old,” we would like to thank all the individuals and organizations who lent their artistic talents to our windows for all of 2019.   You kept our windows fresh and dynamic, and we sincerely thank all of you for contributing to the vitality at Appletree Books and our Cedar-Fairmount neighborhood!

Boulevard School, Danielle Camino, art teacher and coordinator; Hanna Perkins, Maria Kaiser, window coordinator; Cleveland Heights High School art students, Sarah Perz, art teacher and coordinator; Sandy Bohl, textile artist; Cleveland Museum of Natural History Natural Areas, Renee Boronka, coordinator; GardenWalk Cleveland Heights, Terry Zuik, coordinator; Music Settlement Early Childhood, Karen Heitlinger, coordinator; Campus International High School art students, Jeremy Tugeau, art teacher and coordinator; Writers in the Window for NaNoWriMo; and Roxboro Elementary School PTO and students.


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.

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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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