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

Our store hours are:

Monday, 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

Communion of Saints School Book Fair

Saturday, November 2nd, 12 – 8 PM

Appletree will host a Book Fair to benefit the Communion of Saints PTO and Library.

Appletree will donate 15% of sales made during the day to Communion of Saints School.

Please stop in and help support this Book Fair!

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.

Story Time

Thursday, November 7th, 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.

Jane Austen Tea

Sunday, November 10th, 2-4 PM

Join Appletree Books and the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), North Coast, Region, for a Jane Austen Tea

Featuring:

The cost is $35 per person.
Registration by November 6 is required
and limited to 40 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at
info@appletree-books.com.
Upon registration, please let us know if you are a JASNA member.
JASNA’s Annual General Meeting is coming to Cleveland in 2020!

Silent Book Cub

Sunday, November 10th, 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, November 11th, 7-9 PM

Join Ed Alix and Lute Quintrell at Nighttown for a glass of wine and discussion of Best American Short Stories 2019 (Mariner Books) edited by Anthony Doerr.
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.

Story Time

Thursday, November 14th, 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.

Story Time

Thursday, November 21st, 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.

Musical Performance by Strange Messenger

Friday, November 22nd, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Special performance by local musicians Strange Messenger!

Strange Messenger delivers catchy riffs with taunting melodies and lyrics. Each song a collaboration of the band’s musical diversity.  Bassist and vocalist Rae Martello, CLE music scene veteran, leads the band into resonant, soul-wrenching vocals while laying down a solid bass foundation. Soaring and youthful guitarist Bobby Martello, Jr. (yes, they’re related) offers up clean, strong accompanying rhythms while intertwining hypnotic harmonies. Drummer Marc DeCristofaro, CWRU music grad and mechanical mastermind, dabbles in off-beats and accents as he adds an unusual flair to the back beat.

Book Fair - Help Feed Rita Story!

Saturday, November 23rd, 2 – 8 pm

Appletree will host a Book Fair that will benefit the PTA at Roxboro Elementary School. Appletree will donate 15% of the sales between 2 and 8 pm to the PTA to help purchase new books for the school’s book vending machine – Rita Story!

Our neighbor Vero Pizza will also be particiapting in this event!

 

Special Story Time with Raquel Ortiz

Sunday, November 24th, 2-4 PM

Bring your favorite toddler or pre-schooler for a special Sunday afternoon story time and performance with local author Author Raquel Ortiz.

Raquel will read from her new bilingual picture book, When Julia Danced Bomba / Cuando Julia bailaba bomba (Piñata Books).

Named a Junior Library Guild Golden Selection –
check out the new book trailer!

Come learn all about drums, dance, and movement!

Raquel M. Ortiz was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio and holds a Ph.D. in
Anthropology. She has worked at The Brooklyn Museum, the Allen Memorial
Art Museum, and El Museo del Barrio. Currently, she creates educational
material for the Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassadors Program at the
Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York City.

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 30th, 10 AM – 8 PM

Join us at Appletree on Small Business Saturday!

Find some wonderful holiday gifts while supporting your local independent bookstore.

Featuring:

Have a piece of cake from Archie’s Hough Bakery – on us (at least until it runs out)!
Author Nancy Christie will be in the store to sign her books:
Rut-Busting Book for Authors, Rut-Busting Book for Writers, and Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories
1-4 pm

Hand-crafted greeting cards by Susan Stragno

Nancy Christie is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, a journalist, an editor, and a presenter. My love affair with writing started in my childhood. Books carried me into worlds I never knew existed, and once I learned how to write, my imagination kept me there.  With paper and pen, I could bring people to life who never before existed. With 26 letters, I could create a universe of my own.  As an adult, writing is my way of making a connection with the rest of the world. Fiction, non-fiction, essays, and books—they are all the tools with which I shape the land and make my home.

Susan Stragno is a local physician and medical educator whose passions in the field are the patient-physician relationship and health humanities. She finds her meditative grounding in making art through designing and creating greeting cards that she hopes will bring as much joy to the person who purchases or receives the card as it brings to her making them!  Susan is married to Paul, and they have two adult sons and one granddaughter. They enjoy preparing and eating good food, traveling, and classical music.  She will make cards by “special order” that are personalized or designed for specific purposes. You can contact her by email to arrange this (suchefpwd@gmail.com).

Archie’s Hough Bakery is back in business in Beachwood!
Archie Garner, a former baker for Hough Bakery, has been offering treats originated at the iconic bakery for nostalgic Clevelanders (and those who just have great taste) since the 1990s.
Find your favorites in a new location:
3365 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122

Storytime

Thursday, December 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.

Silent Book Club

Sunday, December 9th, 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: Eclectic Reads

Monday, December 10th, 7-9 PM

Join Ed Alix and Lute Quintrell at Nighttown for a glass of wine and discussion of Voices (Picador) by Arnaldur Indridason.

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, December 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.

Holiday Food Emporium II

Thursday, December 12th, 5-8 pm

Find food-related holiday gifts at our Holiday Food Emporium II!

Preliminary list of vendors: Biscotti by Magnolia Clubhouse, Cottage Chocolates, small-batch jams by Beth Majewski, McCune Family Apiaries, Bob Sferra Culinary Occasions, kitchen linens by April Firstencel, and placemats and napkins by Wendy Mahon.  Latin jazz by students of The Roberto Ocasio Foundation.

Storytime

Thursday, Dember 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.