Community Windows, June 2024 - Praxis Fiber Workshop

Appletree's Community Window for June 2024 features the Praxis Fiber Workshop.

Praxis Fiver Workshop is a textile studio located in the historic Collinwood. Their mission is to build the international network of fiber artists through classes, workshops, residencies, and collaborative projects that teach the art form and demonstrate how fiber art can be used to build healthy, resilient, and inclusive communities. They have more equipment than you can imagine - looms, sewing machines, a full-dye kitchen, spinning wheels, endless yarn - and it is all for you to use.


Photographer Brent Gemmill

From May 7th through June 15th, Appletree Books will host an exhibition of photographs by Brent Gemmill.

Brent is a musician and multimedia artist originally from New Zealand who now calls Cleveland home.

While he doesn't consider himself a traditional photographer ("I don't know an f-stop from a bus stop"), Brent sees photography as a tool for his art to explore beauty in nature and urban decay.

Featured in the show will be floating mounted pieces, prints on canvas, and bespoke Photo Tubes.

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Appletree has worked with our newsletter service provider to mark our newsletter as valid.  If you do not see our newsletter in your email, please check your spam or junk folder.  As each email service may differ, you may need to adjust the settings on your email account as well.

Summer Second Saturdays - Floral Bouquets Ordering and Pickup

During the summer of 2023, Appltree is hosting Summer Second Saturday "Pop-Up" Markets featuring local vendors.

Sweetbay Flower Farm is offering fresh flower bouquets at each market.  Based on its popularity at the first market, SweetBay is offering Appletree customers the ability to pre-order bouquets and pick up and pay for the bouquet(s) in the store on July 8 and August 12 during the Summer Second Saturday 'Pop-Up" market.

Bouquets can be pre-order here: Bouquet Pre-Order

Mother's Day "Pop-Up" Shop, Saturday May 13, 2023

To help you pick out that special gift for Mom, Appletree will host a "Pop-Up" shopping day in the store on Saturday, May 13th, from 11 AM - 5 PM.

Local vendors scheduled to be at the store include:

Mavec Collection - 2 - 5 PM, featuring an assortment of accessories, gifts, hand-painted leather, and more.

Sweetbay Flower Farm - All day, featuring floral arrangements and more.

Located in Chagrin Falls, Sweetbay Flower Farm is a small family farm that grows a unique collection of flowers and herbs. Situated on 30-acres, the farm is home to hundreds of varieties of beautiful and unique plants that have inspired us over the years. The property features a perennial border garden, a lush rock garden, a shaded native garden, four natural ponds, many cut flower gardens, and a long allée of fruit trees and fencing showcasing several varieties of clematis and climbing heirloom roses. We are committed to using and promoting natural, sustainable growing practices for the health and safety of the land, ourselves, and those that love our flowers.


Sweetbean Chocolates - 11 AM - 1 PM featuring handmade chocolates.

Too pretty to eat, sweet bean bonbons are hand-painted -molded, and -filled chocolate pieces of art that taste even better than they look. Our unique bonbons make a perfect gift, dessert, or everyday indulgence. Handcrafted in Cleveland, OH, bonbons are available in a variety of flavors by season.

Melange Vintage Mart - all-day featuring vintage jewelry and small gifts that make great presents for Mom.


Independent Bookstore Day, April 29, 2023

Saturday, April 29th is the 10th-anniversary celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. This is a national celebration of "indie" bookstores as well as small businesses that contribute to the vitality of local neighborhoods.

Appletree has a full day of events planned.

  • In the morning: Mimosas with Michael, and a special offering for younger visitors
  • 11 AM - 1 PM; local author Laura Peskin will be in the store to sign copies of her book Undercover Cleveland Volumes 1, 2, and 3
  • 1 PM - 4 PM: KayEm Apparel will be selling Cleveland-branded merchandise
  • 2 PM - 3 PM: local author Mair Berkshire, author of Grandma, What Is Your Name, will sign copies of her new book
  • Afternoon: a special cake from Archie's Hough Bakery to celebrate the day
  • Raffles for kids and adults throughout the day
  • Monopoly Money Hunt to be converted into Appletree Books Gift Certificates

Holiday Shopping Night - Thursday, Dec 8 from 5-9 PM

Appletree will host our Holiday Shopping Emporium on Thursday, December 8th from 5 to 8 PM.

Enjoy shopping in the store with prosecco and cheese.  The following local vendors will be at the store as well:

McCune Family Apiaries

Sophie La Gourmande

T. Florals

Small Batch Jams

NoExitNew Music's Sean Gabriel will provide music background for the eveneing.

Our neieghbors Still Point Gallery will be open as well.  You can also visit Parnell's Pub, Vero Pizza, and Zhug for food and refreshement.


Plaid Friday -November 25, 2022

The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of local businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses.  It's a fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday” consumer frenzy. Also, it's a way to show your support for our local economy. So plan to wear PLAID the day after Thanksgiving, and help support local businesses!

Appletree will have author Brendi Larsen in the store from 2-3 PM.


Book The Bookstore

Want to have a private shopping experience for yourself and some friends?  Appletree is offering our Book The Bookstore Holiday Shopping evening again this holiday season.

Beginning on November 4, 2022, you can reserve the Bookstore on Friday evenings from 6 to 8 PM. Appletree will provide you and your guests with deserts and prosecco as you shop in your private bookstore.

The cost for the evening is $75, payable at the time of reservation

Maximum of 8 people, and no guests under the age of 12.

Covid precautions are encouraged.

Call us at 216.791.2665 or email to make your reservation.

Holiday Hours - Effective November 1, 2022

Effective Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Appletree will be open till 6 PM Tuesday thru Saturday til December 24th.

Effective 11/1/22, our store will be open on:

Tuesday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Thursday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Friday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Saturday: 11 AM - 6 PM

The store will be closed Sunday and Monday.