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

Our store hours, effective 9/3/19 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

Closed Monday

info@appletree-books.com

Events

Storytime

Thursday, September 5th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Meet the Artists: Reception for Sarah's Studio Artists

Friday, September 6th, 6:30 – 8 PM

Reception to meet our artists for September, Students of Sarah Knoblauch

“Since 2010, I have held informal watercolor classes in my kitchen studio.  Students have progressed easily on an individual basis.  Some adults have had no previous art experience.   We get together for student shows in my kitchen each winter and spring.  The enthusiasm for learning new watercolor techniques has been exciting for everyone.  Enjoy!” – Sarah

Artists who will exhibit are:

Chuck Lyon

Signe Wrolstad Forbes

Cathy Annable

Ginger Radcliffe

Claudia Fulton

Anne Ginn

Pete Richards

Warren Faber

Nancy Dietrich

Dick Dietrich

Josie Anderson

 

Educators Resource Afternoon

Saturday, September 7th, 1-4 PM

For elementary and middle-school teachers.  Features signings with children’s authors Teri Libenson and Brian P. Cleary. Learn about resources Appletree can provide to help you in your classroom.

Media Bias Against Women in Politcs - Cleveland Heights Dmocrats

Thursday, September 12th, 7-8:30 PM

We have no shortage of women who are passionate, capable leaders in Ohio. Why aren’t they leading our state?

Is the electability hurting women candidates? Do the words journalists use to describe male vs female candidates make a difference in the way voters perceive them?

Join the Cleveland Heights Democrats and a panel of special guests (TBA!) for a discussion about the media bias against women in politics.

Drinks and light appetizers provided. After the panel, join us next door at Parnell’s for another round!

Silent Book Group

Sunday, September 8th, 4-6 PM

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.

Books In A Bar: The Shakespeare Requirment

Tuesday, September 10th, 7-9 PM

Note Special Date!

Grab a glass of wine, have dinner or a dessert and join the discussion!

Our book this month is The Shakespeare Requirement (Anchor Books) by Julie Schumaker.

Storytime

Thursday, September 12th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Heights Music Hop

Friday, Spetember13th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Free parking for the evening

Appletree will host two performances during the evening!

Charlie Mosbrook,  6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Charlie is an award-winning songwriter, performer, and advocate for American folk music. Beginning his career in 1988 as a street musician, he quickly became a popular open mic host throughout Northeast Ohio. From these early roots, he nurtured his songwriting, musicianship, and stagecraft and today performs for major festivals and concert series throughout the US. His recordings of original and traditional songs have earned him rotation on many popular folk radio programs around the world. As a folk music advocate, Charlie continues to organize local open mics and serves as the president for Folknet and vice president to FARM (Folk Alliance Region Midwest)

Daniel Rylander, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Daniel is a singer/songwriter from Northeast Ohio. His passion for music has been a part of him since he was six years old when he began learning to play the drums. Over the last decade, he has been involved in a few local bands as the drummer, vocalist, and primary lyricist. Wanting to delve deeper into his passion for writing songs, he taught himself to play the piano, guitar, and ukulele.

More information about the Heights Music Hop 2019 can be found here!

Storytime

Thursday, September 19th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Collage Workshop with Michelle van Dijk

Saturday, September 21 st, 2-4 PM

The learning experience will be about composition, color, texture and focal points. Michelle will spend a significant part of this workshop working one-on-one with each student and guide you through processes to recreate and repurpose paper images from the present and the past into works of precious wonder.  You will use new and vintage magazines, old books, maps, photos, etc. to create works of artistic beauty.  All materials and tools are provided, but you are also welcome to bring any materials you like to use with you.

Michelle van Dijk is a mixed-media collage artist from the Netherlands.

$60 fee, limited to 8
Register by Wednesday, September 18.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at
info@appletree-books.com.

Storytime

Thursday, September 26th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

 

 

Author Meet and Greet: Peggy Spaeth

Friday, September 27th, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join us for a reading, book signing and reception for  Peggy Spaeth!

Peggy talks about why we should plant native species, and how we can start, with a lavishly illustrated slide show of local projects. The program will include readings from inspiring books by Doug Tallamy, William Cullina, and Sarah Stein, to connect your love of books with your love of the earth.
Peggy Spaeth, the retired founding director of Heights Arts, is the co-chair of Friends of Lower Lake, a volunteer program of the Doan Brook Watershed Partnership.  FLL is restoring habitat at Lower Shaker Lake by removing invasive species and replacing them with native ones.  She also initiated the Bradford Pollinator Path, encouraging her neighbors to plant native plants on their tree lawns to benefit insects and birds.

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Don't Judge A Book By Its Movie: Banned Book Week Edition

Saturday, September 28th, 7 PM

Banned Book Week – September 23-29 in 2019 – celebrates the freedom to read – read a challenged book with us!

Read Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s 1969 classic  Slaughterhouse-Five (Dial Press), then join Julia Biars for a screening of the 1972 film adaptation. Written by Stephen Geller and directed by George Roy Hill, it won the Prix du Jury at Cannes Film Festival.

Slaughterhouse-Five has been on the American Library Association’s list of most frequently challenged books since it first appeared.  The circuit judge in the 1972 case Todd v. Rochester Community Schools described it as “depraved, immoral, psychotic, vulgar and anti-Christian.”

In reviewing the removal of Slaughterhouse-Five and other books from public school libraries in the 1982 case Island Trees School District v. Pico, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that “local school boards may not remove books from school library shelves simply because they dislike the ideas contained in those books and seek by their removal to ‘prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion.'”

The book was a New York Times bestseller, a nominee as best novel for both the Nebula Award and Hugo Award, and appeared on Time magazine’s list of 100 best English-language books written since 1923.

Great Lakes Independent Bookstores Visit

Wednesday, October 2nd, 11 AM – 3 PM

The Great Lakes Independent Books Association will be holding their Heartland Fall Forum in Cleveland between October 2nd and 4th!

On October 2nd, Appletree and other independent booksellers will welcome booksellers from the Midwest to visit our stores and learn about our communities.

Come welcome our fellow independent booksellers from across the region, who will be visiting Appletree as part of the Cleveland Bookstore Tour!  Also visiting for the afternoon, writer Lise Funderburg will be in to sign copies of her new book (whose title we obviously love), Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (University of Nebraska Press).

Storytime

Thursday, October 3rd, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Fran Kovac Bookmaking Workshop

Sunday, October 6th, 1-3 PM

Local artist Fran Kovac hosts a bookmaking workshop for kids!

Storytime

Thursday, October 10th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Books In A Bar and Octavo Fest Special Meeting

Friday, October 11th, 7-9 PM

OctavoFest Keynote Presentation and Books  In A Bar Special Meeting

Author Travis McDade leads a discussion of his book, Disappearing Ink: The Insider, the FBI, and the Looting of the Kenyon College Library (Diversion Books), a true tale of cultural theft.

Customers who register in advance for this month’s meeting are eligible for a 10% discount on this month’s book.  To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, email us at info@appletree-books.com, or click here to register on our website.

OctavoFest Collage Workshop with Michelle van Dijk

Saturday, October 12th, 2-4 PM

Make a collage using paper ephemera and vintage magazines!

LIterature For Justice: Mass Incarceration - Session 1

Sunday, October 13th, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, a teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Silent Book Club

Sunday, October 13th, 4-6 PM

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.

Books In A Bar: Ecclectic Reads

Monday, October 14th, 7-9 PM

Join Ed Alix and Lute Quintrell at Nighttown for a glass of wine and discussion of The Wordy Shipmates (Riverhead Books), Sarah Vowell‘s take on what we mean by Puritanism and what the Puritans were actually like.

Customers who register in advance for this month’s meeting are eligible for a 10% discount on this month’s book.  To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, email us at info@appletree-books.com, or click here to register on our website.

Storytime

Thursday, October 17th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Paper Tree Workshop

Sunday, October 19th, TBD

Artist and teacher Mandy Spisak leads a paper tree workshop.

Literature For Justice: Mass Incarceration Session 2

Sunday, October 20th, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Storytime

Thursday, October 24th, 11 AM

Join us for stories taken from books found on our shelves!

If you are interested in volunteering to be a reader for Storytime, please contact Lori Novak at 216.791.2665 or via email at lori@appletree-books.com.

Holiday Tabletop Piece Workshop

Saturday, October 26th, 1-4 PM

Make your own miniature holiday tabletop piece in this workshop led by Gloria Ebratt, president of the Cleveland Minuaturia Society.

Litertature for Justice: Mass Incarceration Session 3

Sunday, October 27th, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Literature For Justice: Mass Incarceration - Session 4

Sunday, November 3rd, 1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 

$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.