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Closed Sunday and Monday


New & Noteworthy

Appletree Books Podcast Series - Book Banter

Appletree has taken another step in the digital world by launching our new podcast series, “Book Banter.”

Our 2nd episode was uploaded earlier in August 2021 and features a discussion with local illustrator Emily Dove.  Emily discusses her career as an illustrator.  We have a selection of books that Emily has illustrated available in the store.

In the 1st episode, Julia Biars and Lynn Quintrell discuss the challenges the store faced during COVID-19.

You find all of our podcasts at Appletree Books Book Banter Podcast

Stay tuned for further updates.

Our podcasts can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or other podcast platforms.


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!


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!