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

Our store hours are:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday

info@appletree-books.com

Events

Raymond Rozman: Discusses the John G. White Chess Collection

Friday, March 1st, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Raymond Rozman is the librarian in charge of the John G. White Chess and Checkers Collection at the Cleveland Public Libary.

The White Collection is the world’s largest collection of chess books. John G. While was a Cleveland lawyer and philanthropist.  A former board member of the Cleveland Public Library, White was a collector of rare and exotic books.

Raymond will help us kick off Chess Month at Appletree with his presentation.

Storytime

Thursday, March 7th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Workshop: Balanced Living with Ayurveda

Thursday, March 7th, 6:30 – 8 pm

Julie Konrad and Julie Schlemmer will introduce you to this ancient practice of living in balance and nature. You” learn how to determine your “dosha” or individual constitution, and why this information is so vital to you approach to self-care.

Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic healing systems; developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.

Come as you are – no special clothing or equipment required!

Julie Konrad is from Cleveland Ayurveda, and Julie Schlemmer is from Yoga In The Heights

Books In A Brewery

Thursday, March 7th, 7 – 9 pm at Bookhouse Brewery

Grab a glass of a local brew and join us for a discussion of Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (Mariner Books) by Alison Bechdel.

 

Bookhouse Brewery is located at 1526 W. 25th Street, Cleveland.

Book Signing and Reception: Dr. Austin Ratner

Friday, March 8th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, remarks at 7 pm

Physician and novelist Austin Ratner, M.D. will discuss and sign his book The Psychoanalyst’s Aversion to Proof (IP Books).

Cleveland native Austin Raner is a prizewinning novelist and M.D. who studied psychoanalysis through a mentorship at the American Psychoanalytic Association. He is a graduate of the John Hopkins Medical School and the Hanna Perkins School for Child Development.

To RSVP and to get more information contact Debbie Morse at admin@psychoanalysiscleveland.org  or call (216) 229-5959.

Books In A Bar

Monday, March 11th, 7 – 9 pm at Nighttown

Grab dinner, a glass of wine, and dessert at Nighttown and join the discussion of Murder to the Metal written by local author Annie Hogsett (Poison Pen Press)

Storytime

Thursday, March 14th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Meet the Artist: Brian Calamita

Thursday, March 14th, 6:30 – 8 pm

Join us for a reception to meet our Artist of the Month Brian Calamita.

Brian Calamita is a leading roofing wave-courser in the country.  As an artist and photographer, Brian has captured his original designs in a portfolio that illustrates the uniqueness, creativity, color, and beauty of his handcrafted works.

 

Windsong Feminist Chorus

Friday, March 15th 7 – 8 pm

Windsong Feminist Chorus will perform as part of our celebration of Women’s History Month.

Founded in 1979 by a handful of hearty souls, the chorus now has 35 members. The chorus continues to grow as an organization dedicated to promoting feminism and social change.

Book Signing and Reading - William Tabac

Saturday, March 16th, 3 – 5 pm

Local author, William Tabac, will read and sign copies of his book The Insanity Defense and the Mad Murderess of Shaker Heights: Examining the Trial of Mariann Colby (Kent State University Press).

William L. Tabac is a practicing lawyer and emeritus professor of law at Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He has published several law journal articles on a wide range of subjects and written about legal matters for The New York Times Magazine and The Plain Dealer. He was the producer and host of “The Law and You,” an award-winning Cleveland radio program, and a legal commentator for WKYC-TV.

Storytime

Thursday, March 21st, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Book Signing and Reception: Hanna Perkins Center For Child Development

Thursday, March 21st 6:30 – 8 pm

Join us for a reception to honor the valuable work of the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development and a book signing for Timeless Advice For Parents of Young Children, by The Grandmothers of Hanna Perkins.

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is a non-profit partner with parents, educators and mental health professionals to help children understand and manage their emotions for success in school and life.

Founded in 1951, their work is based on understanding that a child’s behavior is a form of communication.

Feelings are as powerful in children as they are in adults – but the abilities to connect a feeling to its source, manage it and communicate it are learned skills. Hanna Perkins exists to support the understanding and nurturing of these skills as essentials to a child’s developing personality and outlook.

Storytime

Thursday, March 28th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

No Exit Music Performance: Patti Cudd

Thursday, March 28th, 6:30 – 8 pm

Patti Cudd presents an evening of cutting-edge experimental sounds performed by No Exit New Music percussionist Patti Cudd.

Patti Cudd is active as a percussion soloist, chamber musician, and educator.  She teaches percussion and new music studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the College of St. Benedict/ St. Johns University.  Dr. Cudd is also a member of the new music ensemble Zeitgeist.

Reading by Matt and Jackie Greenfiled

Friday, March 29th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Celebrating Herman Melville’s Bicentennial: Readings from Moby Dick and Mocha-Rich

Then: A mysterious narrator who implores us to call him “Ishmael” recounts his fateful voyage in the 1820s with Captain Ahab, a monomaniacal old man obsessed with re-meeting and killing the beast who took his leg, the notorious white whale, Moby-Dick.

Now: “Mahalath” digressively spins a yarn from the late 1990s about her first adventure on the FLEETs (the Female Learning, Enlightenment, and Erudition Teams) with Captain Jezebel, a high school senior whose only mission in life is to re-encounter and answer the question prompt so elusive and frustrating that it caused her to stab her own thigh, the increasingly faint-fonted question Mocha-Rich.

Matt and Jackie Greenfield are proud parents of a now-nearly-5-year-old daughter. Matt developed Mocha-Rich; or, The Question through a series of sotto voce readings of drafts with Jackie throughout their daughter’s first year of life — while their newborn slept. The novel is intended both as a parodic response to the near-complete-lack of female characters in many “the classics” of Western literature and as a reflection on the pre-Internet-Age of the 1990s, the last generation of digital immigrants. Jackie & Matt hope that the world premiere of this gender-flipped version inspires some to explore the original novel, and maybe even create their own version(s)! The complete text of the parody is available at http://rise-of-west.com/epic/mocha-rich-or-the-question/.

 

 

 

Workshop with Christine Mauersberger: Stitching a Poetic Line

Saturday, March 30th, 1 – 4 pm

Local artist Christine Mauersberger will conduct a workshop on hand stitching in response to poetry and prose read aloud while you stitch. The act of hand stitching is meditative and allows one to engage in a rhythmic and powerful state of being.

Some basic sewing skills required.

Fee: $85/person for instruction and supplies.

Registration Required by Wednesday, March 27th!

Stop by the store, call us at 216.791.2665 or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Storytime

Thursday, April 4th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Poets from the Window

Friday, April 5th 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Poetry Month Reading Series as poets who wrote in our window in November 2018 read their work!

 

Books In A Brewery

Thursday, April 4th, 7 – 9 pm at Bookhouse Brewery

Grab a glass of a local brew and join us for a discussion of Brides Head Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

Bookhouse Brewery is located at 1526 W. 25th Street, Cleveland.

Books In A Bar:

Monday, April 8th, 7 – 9 pm at Nighttown

Grab dinner, a glass of wine, and dessert at Nighttown and join the discussion of Halsey Stree written by  Naima Coster (Little a).

Storytime

Thursday, April 11th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Silent Book Club

Sunday, April 14th, 4 – 6 pm at Parnell’s Pub

Grab your book, a drink or a pint and join Jane Rothstein and your fellow readers to relax and read.

A Silent Book Club is a book club without homework. It’s a chance to take some time out of your schedule to relax and read.

Parnell’s is located at 12425 Cedar Rd. in Cleveland Heights.

Storytime

Thursday, April 18th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Poets from the Window

Thursday, April 18th 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Poetry Month Reading Series as poets who wrote in our window in November 2018 read their work!

Storytime

Thursday, April 25th, 11 am

Join Appletree staff and volunteers reading stories for “young sprouts” from our shelves!

No registration necessary; just drop in!

No registration necessary; just drop in! Bring your favorite toddlers and pre-schoolers to our weekly Story Time!

Pick up a Frequent Story Listener Card when you come for storytime –
6 punches = a pick from our book basket!

Interested in becoming a volunteer reader?
Stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or
email Lorie Novak at lorie@appletree-books.com

Poets from the Window

Thursday, April 25th 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us for our Poetry Month Reading Series as poets who wrote in our window in November 2018 read their work!

No Exit New Music Performance

Friday, April 26th, 6:30 – 8 pm

No Exit New Music will present Squirrel Noir, a duo featuring clarinetists Gunnar Hirthe and Derek Emch.

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 28th 10 am – 6 pm

Join us for  day long celebration of Independent Bookstore Day.

Events and activities are being planned to celebrate your favorite indie bookstores!