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

Tuesday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Wednesday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Thursday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Friday:     11 AM to 4 PM

Saturday: 11 AM to 4 PM

Sunday: 11 AM to 4 PM, Effective 11/8/20


New & Noteworthy

Virtual Book Advice Consultation

Hesitant about coming into the store?

Consult with us virtually, over FaceTime, to find the books you need for the holidays without having to leave your home!

  • Virtual Book Advice Consultations are offered on Wednesday (4-6 pm) and Sunday (1-4 pm) afternoons.

  • Call or email us today to schedule your personal consultation with an Appletree bookseller.

  • Email us ahead of time with your list of books or the types of books you’re seeking for your family or friends.

  • Help us to help you by sending your list at least a full day prior to your appointment. (The sooner, the better, really.)

  • We offer gift wrapping, curbside pickup, and complimentary local delivery.


Pre-Order Holiday Treats

From November 2nd through December 1st, we are accepting pre-orders for:

Pre-ordered treats will be available for in-store pickup or local delivery the week of Tuesday, December 15th!

Payment is due at the time of order!

"Book the Bookstore"

Have you ever wanted to shop in a bookstore all by yourself? Now you can! Appletree will be available for private shopping on Thursday and Friday evenings from 5-7 PM beginning on November 5th and running through December 18th!

  • 90 minutes of exclusive shopping in the “open” portion of the store.
  • A cheeseboard from LeCracker, prosecco, and sparkling water will be provided.
  • Limited to groups of no more than 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 the time of reservation.
  • After you finish your shopping, order a take-out dinner from our neighbors Vero Pizza or Zhug!
  • To reserve an evening, please email us at info@appletree-books.com, call us at 216.791.2665, or stop in the store!

Private Appointments with Our Book Guru

Need some help to get the right book or gift for someone? Have multiple people to shop for and don’t have an idea what they might like?

Grab your list and meet with our Book Guru on a Wednesday evening from 4-6 PM, beginning November 3rd and continuing through December 23rd!

Please make your reservation no later than the Monday prior to your appointment.  Meetings are for 1-2 people only; no group meetings, please!

Reservations can be made by calling the store at 216.791.2665, or emailing us at info@appletree-books.com! You can schedule an appointment online:

Book an Appointment


Enter to Win! Literary-Themed Harvest Dinner for Four from Culinary Occasions

Between now and November 30th, Appletree is sponsoring a raffle of a Literary-Themed Harvest Dinner for Four.

Culinary Occasions are providing the dinner!

Tickets are 4 for $20!  Tickets can be purchased in the store or online here!

A percentage of the proceeds benefit Reach and Read Greater Cleveland.

Items on the menu have been selected based on several classics!

The fine print: The winner must claim their dinner by December 31, 2020, and arrange for pickup or delivery with Culinary Occasions. The winner will be provided with contact information.

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!



New at Appletree: Candles by Furbish & Fire

Furbish & Fire has custom-made these delicately scented, locally made, soy-wax candles just for Appletree Books! They make great gifts for yourself or others.

“Based in Avon Lake, OH, Furbish & Fire Candle Co. sources all of its recycled containers locally. We have collaborated with several local establishments to re-purpose their empty wine bottles into something wine drinkers can appreciate again. This re-“furbishing” of bottles helped to inspire our name and fuel the passion that goes into every finished product.

“Each of our small batches is produced the artisanal way, just like the wine from which we recycle our bottles, with love and attention poured into each candle we make. We strive for supreme quality while remaining environmentally conscious. Our wine bottle candles are all hand-cut and polished, and all of our candles are hand-poured with all-natural soy wax, use lead-free, cotton wicks, and include premium, phthalate-free fragrances.”

Appletree Exclusive: Cleveland and Cleveland Heights Cards by Eric Silveman

Beautiful architectural photographs of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights grace these cards made especially for Appletree by local photographer Eric Silverman.

“Architectural photography is the focus of my work. While many of my subjects are well covered, I try for angles and perspectives that are not commonplace. Other than cropping, I do not do much to alter the images other than some tweaking of the colors as needed. For cityscape shots, I often try to layer the buildings, showcasing the contrasts in styles. For my black and white photographs, Margaret Bourke-White and O. Winston Link have been my inspirations. Edward Hopper has been an influence for many of my cityscape photos, while Richard Estes nurtured my fondness for reflections of the city in display windows.”  – Eric Silverman