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


New & Noteworthy

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

The 2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on WCLV/PBS Ideastream and on Anisfield-Wolf.org at 8 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Established in 1935 by Cleveland poet and philanthropist, Edith Anisfield Wolf, to reflect her family’s passion for issues of social justice. Today it remains the only American book prize focusing on works that address racism and diversity.

Appletree has copies of the 2020 Award winners available as well as copies of prior year winners.

Open on Saturdays - effective September 12th

Appletree will be open on Saturdays, effective September 12th, from 11 AM to 4 PM!

Our Book Guru will be available to help you select the right book, cards, and more!

Free Activity Materials For Students

Appletree has collected FREE kids activity materials that you are welcome to look through and take to use in your school or home classrooms! We have mostly pre-K through elementary school materials available.

Homeschooling Parents, and Teachers, are eligible for our 20% educators.’ discount on books purchased for your classrooms!

The Book Guru Is In!

Each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday between 11 and 4, The Book Guru will be “in” at Appletree!

Meet with our Book Guru for a 30-minute session to view and purchase books, greeting cards, puzzles, and other items!

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

Book Guru sessions will take place at a table in the front of the new side of the store (closest to Zhug). Customers and staff must wear masks. Hand sanitizer and gloves are also available and encouraged.

Walk-ins are welcome, but customers with a reservation have priority!

E-Books Are Now Available

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!

What Are You Reading?

We’d love to hear what books you are currently reading and enjoying during this period of changes to our routines!  We are asking our customers and friends to share what they are reading, and want to share with you what others are reading! This way, we can all find something new and enjoyable to pass this time!

Drop us an email with your books at info@appletree-books.com! We will include your ideas in our weekly newsletter, along with the other titles submitted!


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!

Bookshop is a great way to buy books and have them delivered to you during this period where we are restricted from shopping.


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