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

Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM

Closed Sunday and Monday


New & Noteworthy

The Bookshop Podcast - Episode 31

To celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2021, Lynn was recently interviewed by Mandy Jackson Beverly for the Bookshop Podcast. Mandy is an author, teacher, and podcaster.

In this episode, Lynn and Mandy talk the stores history, the challenges of COVID-19, and much more!  You can find listen to the podcast here!


Store Hours

Following our January 2021 vacation, our store hours have changed.  Effective January 12, 2021, Appletree is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM.  We are closed on Sunday and Monday.

We continue to offer in-store shopping (with COVID precautions), curbside pickup, and complimentary local delivery!

Book Appletree for a Private Shopping Experience

Beginning on Friday, January 22nd, Appletree will be available for private shopping on Friday evenings between 5 and 7 pm!

To reserve an evening, email us at info@appletree-books.com, call us at 216.791.2665, or stop in the store!

By reserving the store, you get:

  • 90 minutes of exclusive shopping on the open side of the store
  • A cheeseboard from LeCracker, prosecco, and sparkling water are provided
  • A limit of 6 people
  • All COVID precautions remain in place: masks required when not eating or drinking and use of hand sanitizer required upon entry
  • $75 fee due at time of reservation.

Book Advice Consultation

Need help selecting a book? Looking for the right card for someone? Have a question about an author? Why not book a 30-minute appointment with one of our Book Gurus in the store or via FaceTime?

Starting in January, Appletree is continuing the Book Guru private consultation. To schedule an appointment, call us at 216.791.2665 or email us at info@appletree-books.com!

Email us ahead of time with your questions or a list of books you are interested in at least 24 hours in advance

Book Recommendation Videos

Appletree has launched a YouTube channel – Appletree Books

Periodically, Appletree customers, literary community members, and others will share with you a selection of books they are reading!

If you are interested in sharing your recommendations or would like to learn more, please stop by the store, call us at 216.791.2665, or email us at info@appletree-books.com!

COVID-19 and Publishing

Please be aware that Appletree and many small businesses are confronted with numerous challenges due to the pandemic that are outside of our control:

  • warehouse staffing for publishers and distributors at reduced levels due to social distancing requirements and reduced staffing levels;
  • a printing backlog and paper shortage within the publishing industry that has delayed many titles into next year and the inability to reprint and restock both new and established titles in time for the holidays;
  • shipping services such as UPS and FedEx experiencing longer delivery times due to volume, even before the typical holiday rush.

All this being said, all of us at Appletree Books will strive with our best efforts to offer holiday books and gifts in an atmosphere that is safe for both staff and customers.  Although the holidays will look very different for so many this year, all of us at Appletree will be working hard to make your holidays and gift-giving as “merry” as possible!

Appletree Offers E-Books

E-books are a great way to read books when carrying a book is not practical! Using your smartphone or tablet, you can read where ever you whenever you find a free moment!

Appletree is now part of the My Must Reads network, which offers e-books and audiobooks for sale!  Log into the Appletree storefront on your computer, select a book from thousands of titles! When purchased, you can download the book to your device!

You can access the Appletree store here:  Appletree Books

A free app – My Must Reads is available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Apple App Store

Google Play

All purchases of e-books directly support Appletree!


Appletree is now part of a new online book ordering service, Bookshop.org, that will allow you to order a new book online, have it delivered to an address you choose, and help support Appletree and other independent bookstores with your purchase.

Bookshop is a simple, convenient way to get the books you want and still support local bookstores. The website allows you to search for books in multiple ways – title, author, book lists such as Indie books! Orders are shipped from Ingram, a book industry wholesaler, directly to you!


Bestselling Audiobooks from Libro.fm

Audiobooks are a great way to listen to great books! Our friends at Libro.fm are offering some great stories to listen to this summer!

Here is their top 100 audiobooks based on sales from over 1,000 Libro.fm partner bookstores: Libro.fm Bestselling Audiobooks!