The Widow Clicquot - Tilar Mazzeo (Harper)

The Widow Clicquot is a biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World - Simon Winchester (Harper)

Land is central to our existence, whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing–and have done–with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.

Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World examines in depth how we acquire land, how we steward it, how and why we fight over it, and finally, how we can, and on occasion do come to share it. Ultimately, Winchester confronts the essential question: who actually owns the world’s land–and why does it matter?

Indie Next List - March 2022

One Italian Summer: Novel
by Rebecca Serle (Altria Books)

The Swimmers: A Novel
by Julie Otsuka (Knopf)

The Golden Couple
by Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen (St. Martin’s Press)

Hook, Line, and Sinker
by Tessa Bailey (Avon)

Delilah Green Doesn’t Care: A Novel
by Ashley Herring Blake (Berkley)

Girl in Ice: A Novel
by Erica Ferencik (Gallery/ Scout Press)

When We Were Birds: A Novel
by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo (Doubleday)

Tell Me an Ending: A Novel
by Jo Harkin (Scribner)

Red Paint: The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk
by Sasha yag sablu LaPointe (Counterpoint)

The Tobacco Wives: A Novel
by Adele Myers (William Morrow)

In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss
by Amy Bloom (Random House)

The Unsinkable Greta James: A Novel
by Jennifer E. Smith (Ballantine Books)

Pur Colour: A Novel
by Sheila Heti (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Paris Apartment: A Novel
by Lucy Foley (William Morrow)

Never Simple: A Memoir
by Liz Scheier (Henry Holt and Co)

Groundskeeping: A Novel
by Lee Cole (Knopf)

The Verifiers: A Novel
by Jane Pek (Vintage)

Chorus: A Novel
by Rebecca Kauffman (Counterpoint)

The Lightning Rod: A Zig & Nola Novel
by Brad Meltzer (William Morrow)

Seeking Fortune Elsewhere: Stories
by Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult)

The Wonders: A Novel
by Elena Medel (Algonquin Books)

Booth: A Novel
by Karen Joy Fowler (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

The Boy with a Bird in His Chest: A Novel
by Emme Lund (Atria Books)

The Believer: Encounters With the Beginning, the End, and Our Place in the Middle
by Sarah Krasnostein (Tin House Books)

New Animal: A Novel
by Ella Baxter (Two Dollar Radio)

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr (Scribner Book Company)

This masterfully written novel follows an array of characters across time and the world. Ultimately, when given the choice between paradise and home, what decision do we make?

- K.F.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt & Company)

An amazing story of rebellion with an almost mythical feel to the narrative. With a sprinkle of an enemies-to-lovers plotline, you won’t be able to put it down.

- C.B.

Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson (Custom House)

Take the year 1938, combining a dude ranch outside of Reno catering to women looking to shed their spouses, two too handsome ranch hands, a splash of champagne, then stir gently and pour over a narrator who is in for quite a surprise, and voila....a perfect escape-the-snow read!

- H.S.

Twelve Caesars: Images of Power by Mary Beard (Princeton University Press)

One of the leading classists, Mary Beard, takes on a journey of discovery from Julius Caesar to Nero and shows how various artists, art historians, and others have portrayed these 12 men that ruled the Roman Empire. Beard discusses how various works of art have been shown by various owners over the centuries. She discusses how these Emperors have been viewed in different periods, from ancient to modern times.

- L.Q.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Piranesi lives in a labyrinthian world of an infinite house with thousands of statues and an imprisoned ocean; he is visited twice a week by another character, “The Other,” who is not as he appears.  A World Fantasy Awards Finalist, this novel is mysterious, intriguing, and a page-turner.

- H.S.

Valentine's Day 2022 Gift Guide

Appletree staff have collected gift suggestions for you to consider for Valentine’s Day 2022.

To order one of these items, visit us in the store, email us at or call at 216.791.2665. Your selection can be picked up in the store, or delivered to if you live in the Heights area.

Cavalini Vintage Puzzle – 500 pieces

Price: $16

Cavallini & Co.

Games Room Love and Romance Trivia

Price: $14

Chronicle Books

Valentine Paper Chain Kit

Price: $15


Love Poems for Married People

by John Kenney

Price: $15

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Love Poems for People with Children

by John Kenney

Price: $15

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Love Poems for Anxious People

by John Kenney

Price: $15

G.P. Putnam’s Sons

French Love Poems

by Tyman Kogane

Price: $11.95

New Directions Publishing Corporation

The Authenticity Project

by Clare Pooley

Price: $17

Penguin Books

The Last Chance Library

by Freya Sampson

Price: $16

Berkley Books

The Bookshop of Second Chances

by Jackie Fraser

Price: $17

Ballantine Books

How to Love

by Thich Nhat Thich

Price: $9.95

Parallax Press


by Steve Wilson

Price: $7.99

Henry Holt & Company

Maze Book: Follow My Heart (Finger Mazes)

by Roger Priddy

Price $7.99

Priddy Books Us

What Is Love?

by Mac Barnett

Price: $17.99

Chronicle Books