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

Storytime with CH Fire Chief Dave Freeman

Thursday, August 1st, 11 AM

CH Fire Chief Dave Freeman is our guest reader for this week! He will talk about his work, introduce us to his favorite fire fighting equipment and read several of his favorite stories!

Poet Meet and Greet with Marion Boyer

Friday, August 2nd, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Poet Marion Boyer will discuss her new collection of poetry, The Sea Was Never Far (Main Street Rag) in conversation with Karen Schubert, Executive Director of Lit Youngstown.

Storytime

Thursday, August 8th 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.

 

 

Raise A Glass (and some cash) to support Citizens For An Elected Mayor

Thursday, August 8th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Please join Citizens For An Elected Mayor for a reception to learn more about this campaign and what it means for Cleveland Heights!

Come and raise a glass and help raise some cash!

Please RSVP to CEM.RSVP@gmail.com

Appletree will donate a portion of our sales on August 9th to Citizens For an Elected Mayor!

Muisical Performance: Bridgetown Junction

Friday, August 9th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Singer-songwriters Amanda Walsh and Rick Szekelyi will share their music, as well as various approaches they use to creating songs, including where poetry and songwriting converge and where they diverge.
Amanda Walsh, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been playing music since she was seven years old. Amanda combines her passion for songwriting, fiction, and poetry with her love of unpredictable chord changes and dreamy piano passages. Her influences include Claude Debussy, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Anne Sexton, and Nina Simone. Amanda released her solo album, “Magic is Real,” last year.

Rick Szekelyi has been playing guitar since he was eight. After six decades, he decided to get serious about songwriting. Influenced by Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, Ernest Hemingway, Guy Clark, and Steve Earle, his writing is story-based and captures sounds from days gone by, different lands and cultural. To encourage others to pursue songwriting, during the last five years, Rick has hosted numerous songwriter rounds, open mics and has, with Amanda, facilitated songwriting workshops.

 

 

 

Cedar Fairmount Summer Festival

Saturday, August 10th, 12-6 pm

Celebrate SummerFest at Appletree
and all around our neighborhood!
Sponsored by the Cedar-Fairmount
Special Improvement District
For more information: www.cedarfairmount.org
Out in front of Appletree:
  • Recycled Reflections by Barb Earley
  • Culinary Occasions by Bob Sferra
“Culinary Occasions will be offering our signature sablé cookies and
handmade ice cream sandwiches. Sablé cookies are a French-style shortbread cookie – flavors are vanilla, chocolate, pecan chai, and gluten-free vanilla sable.  Our handmade ice cream sandwiches are traditional chocolate chip cookie and gluten-free Italian lemon cornmeal cookie.”
Inside the store:
  • Glass artist Betsy Fallon
  • Live jazz by the trio Hip to That
  • Plus, our annual Writers Roundup

Writers Roundup

Saturday, August 10th, 12-6 pm

We’ve “rounded-up” a showcase of independent Cleveland-area writers for the afternoon.

Come meet them and discover a new book!

Authors attending:
David Allen Edmonds, Personal Pronouns
James Freedman, I Let the Dogs Out
Andi C. Kryszak, My Name Is Curly
Ruth Hanford Morhard, Mrs. Morhard, and the Boys, and Wired to Move
Danielle Randolph, Hermit No Name
Elijah Storm, How to Deliver a Song with Impactful Emotion
Chasity Strawder, Broken for the Promise
Timy Sullivan, Definitely Awesome: The Story of Acorn

Silent Book Club

Sunday, August 11th, 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.

Books In A Bar: Miss Burma

Monday, August 12th, 7-9 PM at Nighttown

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

Our book this month is Miss Burma (Grove Press) by Charmaine Craig.

Storytime

Thursday, August 15th, 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.

Storytime

Thursday, August 22nd, 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: Brad Ricca in conversation with Marie Vibbert

Friday, August 23rd, 6:30 – 8 PM

Brad Ricca will read from and discuss his recently edited collection of stories by ClareWinger Harris, The Artificial Man and Other Stories (Belt Publishing), and talk science fiction and women’s hidden past in the field with local science fiction writer,
Marie Vibbert.

Clare Winger Harris was a visionary writer of American science fiction in the 1920s, who despite her influence, remains largely unrecognized. Harris’ groundbreaking stories dealt with climate change, interdimensional travel, intelligent animals, and cyborg technology, among other vivid subjects. Her award-winning work was admired by — and very frequently eclipsed — her more famous contemporaries, who were almost exclusively male.

This new collection assembles ten of Harris’s greatest short stories, including “The Fifth Dimension,” “The Fate of the Poseidonia,” “The Menace of Mars,” and the previously unpublished “The Vibrometer.”

Brad Ricca is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated Mrs. Sherlock Holmes (St. Martin’s, 2017) and Super Boys (St. Martin’s, 2013), winner of the Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction. He won the St. Lawrence Book Award for American Mastodon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). A lifelong Clevelander, he is the winner of a Cleveland Arts Prize and teaches classes at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned his Ph.D. in English.

Marie Vibbert has sold 40-odd short stories, 20-some poems, and a few comics.  The Oxford Culture Review has described her work as “the embodiment of what science fiction should be.”  Marie is a
computer programmer, a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the Science Fiction Writers Association, and attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop.
She lives in Cleveland Heights with her family.

Never Judge a Book by Its Movie: Do Andorids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Saturday, August 24th, 7-9 PM

Read Philip K. Dick‘s 1968 classic, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Del Rey), then join Appletree staff member Julia Biars for a screening of Ridley Scott‘s 1982 adaptation, Blade Runner, and a discussion of the two.  Registration with Appletree required.  Screening limited to 10 people.

Storytime

Thursday, August 29th, 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.

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 Students of Sarah Knowblauch

Friday, September 6th, 6:30 – 8 PM

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

Educators Resource Afternoon

Saturday, September 7th, 2-4 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.

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, September 13th, TBD

Appletree will host musical performances as the Heights Music Hop comes to Cedar Fairmount!

More information about the 2019 Heights Music Hop 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.

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 Spear

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

Join us for a reading, book signing and reception for  Peggy Spear, author of Artful Deception (Deeds Publishing).

Artful Deception is Peggy Spear’s first novel. After a career of professional writing for daily newspapers, a major university, and the private sector, she turned her hand to fiction, creating characters drawn from a lifetime’s observations. A practicing skeptic but wannabe Pollyanna, Peggy believes in the magic of books, the comfort of friends, the goodness of kindness, the wisdom of cats, the honor of integrity, the genius of Van Gogh, and the healing properties of a warm Krispy Kreme donut. An amateur artist as well, she reads, writes, paints, and lives in Roswell, GA.