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

Store Hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 8 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


New & Noteworthy

In Our Window: Morgan Conservatory

Our store windows for September 2018 features the work of the Morgan Conservatory.

The Morgan is displaying original artworks, including marbled paper, hardbound books, prints, and more.

The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of the papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists. An international desitination that is free and open to the public.

On Our Walls: Jessica Coven Stenson and William A. Stenson, aka, Andy

Jessica and Andy Stenson live in Shaker Heights. They own and operate a wood-working business that focuses on food-related wood products, salad bowls, cutting boards, and wooden spoons. They sell their handcrafted products year-round at the Shaker Square farmers market.

When Jessica is not carving spoons, she draws flowers from life, photos, and memory. Using all kinds materials, chalk pastel, makeup, bits of found broken jewelry, Jessica, seeks to make the ephemeral gesture of giving flowers a little less fleeting.

Andy’s intention as an artist has always been to create beauty. He uses symmetry and geometry to reference the natural world with both his imagery and use of wood while exercising skilled craftsmanship.

Weekly Story Time

Every Thursday, at 11 am, Appletree staff and volunteers will read stories from our shelves for “young sprouts”! Each session lasts about an hour, and no registration is necessary!

Appletree is looking for volunteers to read each week.  If you love kids, like to read, and can spend an hour reading to youngsters, please contact us!

If you are interested or want to learn more, call us at 216-791-2665, email us at info@appletreebooks.com, or stop by the store to learn more!


41st Annual Heights Heritage Home and Garden Tour

Sunday, September 16th, 12-6 PM

Appletree will be selling tickets to the Sunday Tour only this year!

Tickets are $20 if purchased before September 2nd, and are $25 if purchased after September 2nd!

Appletree will accept cash or checks only for the purchase of tickets.

If you want to purchase tickets for the Preview Party on September 15th, please contact Heights Community Congress at 216.321.6775 or on their website!


Come Write in our Windows this November

November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo!

For a third year, Appletree Books again invites writers of all ages, all formats, and all genres in the Greater Cleveland area to be our featured artists of the month by writing in our front windows!

You need not be a novelist or a professional writer to participate! We’ll provide a table, chair, and an outlet. You bring your writing implements of choice, your imagination, and your determination.

New this year – Writing Contests!

Writer in the Window participants are invited to enter one of two writing contests: one for students in elementary, middle, and high school; and one for adults writing poetry.
Contestants must be Writers in the Window to enter.

More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Students and NaNoWriMo participants are especially encouraged.

You can sign up for a writing slot here: https://tinyurl.com/yawkke8n

Have questions? Contact Jane at the store via phone or email: jane@appletree-books.com

Timeless Advice from Hanna Perkins Center

Appletree Books is pleased to carry the new childcare book from Cleveland’s Hanna Perkins Center.

Timeless Advice for Parents of Young Children: How to Understand Your Child’s Behavior and Respond Effectively in Almost Any Situation
from the Grandmothers of Hanna Perkins Center

“Children don’t come with an instruction manual, but this book is about as close as you can get.  Written by a group of wise early-childhood development experts, it’s an easy-to-read behavioral guide to what’s going on with your young child’s mind in almost any situation – from public tantrums to noticing people with disabilities to preparing for the first day of preschool.  Whether you read it cover to cover or reach for it when the going gets tough, it will help bring out that loving, nurturing, patient and resourceful parent that lives in all of us.”

Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development is a non-profit partner with parents, educators and mental health professionals to help children understand and manage their emotions for success in school and life.  Founded in 1951, its services include a school; mental health clinic for children and adolescents; consultation and training for other schools and early learning centers; continuing education for teachers, social workers and mental health professionals; and training in the specialized field of child psychoanalysis.

Pre-Orders: New Novel from Deborah Harkness

Time’s Convert (Viking)the eagerly awaited new book by Deborah Harkness hits stores on September 18th!
Appletree is now taking pre-orders – the first 12 customers to order will receive a signed copy.To order, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or email us at info@appletree-books.com.Set in the world of Deborah Harkness’ popular All Souls Trilogy, Time’s Convert is a novel about what it takes to become a vampire.
On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus’s deeply held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.
Fast-forward to contemporary Paris, where Phoebe Taylor–the young employee at Sotheby’s whom Marcus has fallen for–is about to embark on her journey to immortality. The couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable than they were in the eighteenth century. The shadows that Marcus believed he’d escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both.

Deborah Harkness is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. As a historian of early modern science and alchemy, Harkness teaches at the University of Southern California. She has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center, fellowships.

Pre-Orders: Debut Novel from Hank Green

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (Dutton Books) by Hank Green debuts to stellar reviews on September 25!
Appletree is now taking pre-orders – the first 12 customers to order will receive a signed copy.
To order, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665, or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

In this much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger than anyone could have possibly imagined.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship — like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor — April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world–everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires –and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Hank Green is the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him “one of America’s most popular science teachers.” Complexly’s videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Green cofounded a number of other small businesses, including DFTBA.com, which helps online creators make money by selling cool stuff to their communities; and VidCon, the world’s largest conference for the online video community. Hank and his brother, John, also started the Project for Awesome, which last year raised more than two million dollars for charities, including Save the Children and Partners in Health. Hank lives in Montana with his wife, son, and cat.

Comming in October ...

Our store windows will feature our continuing collaboration with the young artists in the Cleveland Heights Elementary schools when the works of the artists from Noble Elementary School will be displayed!

Juli Edberg will be our featured artist for the second time! She will display her works of “paper, patterns, knots, humor … & things that shouldn’t go together”!