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

Our store hours are:

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

Closed Monday


New & Noteworthy

Store Hours - November and December 2019

Effective, Monday, Novem ber 4th, Appletree will be open 7 days a week for the holiday season!

Our hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday: 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm

We will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 28th, and Christmas Day, December 25th!

The store will be closed between December 29, 2019, and January 29, 2020, for inventory, re-stocking, and staff vacation.

Libro.fm: Audiobooks For The Fall

Digital audiobooks from Appletree and Libro.fm!
It’s time to get your pre-order on! These fall audiobooks are the ones that everyone is talking about, and when you pre-order with Libro.fm, you’ll wake up to find them in your audio-library on the release date.

Appletree Books is pleased to offer digital audiobooks that you can listen to on your iPhone, Android device, or PC.  These audiobooks are available through our partner, Libro.fm, and all sales support Appletree!

For more information and to get started, speak with Appletree Books or go to Libro.fm.

Come Write In Our Front Windows this November!

November is National Novel Writing Month
Appletree Books’ Fourth Annual, month-long event,
Writers in the Window
Cleveland-area writers of all ages, formats, and genres: we invite you to write in our front windows this coming November!You need not be a novelist; you need not be published; you need not be a professional writer – we want you all!  Last year, over 100 writers – adults and kids, students and pros, poets, short story
writers, novelists, playwrights, and more – made our front windows their writing space for two hours at a time.We’ll provide a table, a chair, a power strip, and a great view of our Cedar-Fairmount neighborhood.  Just bring your writing implements, your creativity, and your commitment to sit and write.

Ready to get started?
Sign-ups are open at:

Need more information?
Contact Jane Rothstein at jane@appletree-books.com.

Literature For Justice: Mass Incarceration

Sundays, October 13th, 20th, 27th, and November 3rd,  1-3 PM

The American criminal justice system is a massive apparatus that affects all of our lives, citizens, and non-citizens alike.  In its inaugural year, the National Book Foundation’s Literature for Justice program offers a list of books that explore our prison system and the phenomenon of mass incarceration from several perspectives and within a variety of genres.  Join historian and CWRU instructor Ben Sperry, who has taught in jails and prisons across Northeast Ohio, for examination of this issue through the lenses of Jimmy Santiago Baca‘s A Place to Stand (Grove Press) and Michelle Kuo‘s Reading with Patrick (Random House), two powerful memoirs that focus on prisoners’ experiences.

Ben Sperry is an educator, historian, and writer with a particular interest in race, incarceration, civil rights, the American South (especially Mississippi), and slavery. He has a background as a political campaign organizer, magazine and newspaper journalist, classroom teacher (in social studies and creative writing) in the Cleveland public schools, a college history professor, teacher in a prison setting, and freelance writer.  Sperry holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Connecticut College, a master’s in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, a master’s in literature and creative writing from Bennington College, and a Ph.D. in history from Case Western Reserve University. 


$35 fee. Registration is required
and attendance is limited to 8 people.
To register, stop in the store, call us at (216) 791-2665,
or email us at info@appletree-books.com.

Cottage Choclates

Appletree will be selling Cottage Chocolates again for this year’s holiday season!

These delicious gourmet chocolates are made locally, by hand, from the finest ingredients.
Cottage Chocolates make terrific hostess gifts or sweet treats for you!
We expect them to arrive in the store around mid-November.

Small boxes: $10

Large boxes: $20

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.”