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

Our store hours are:

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

July Window Display: Garden Walk Cleveland Heights

GardenWalk Cleveland Heights is a new organization formed to showcase the beauty of neighborhoods in Cleveland Heights and to build community within Cleveland Heights and the
Greater Cleveland area.

Their first event, a tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in Cleveland Heights, kicks off July 20th & 21st, 2019, 12 to 5 pm each day!

Check out GardenWalk Cleveland Heights’ Facebook page for more information.
free & open to the public

Artist of the Month: Fran Kovac

Fran Kovac is our artist of the month for July.

Fran has created a collection of handmade books, “Decorated Bindings,” for this exhibit!

Fran Kovac is a student and teacher of bookbinding and uses all the curiosity of both in her private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. A student of the history of bookbinding, Fran has recreated historic bindings and uses many historic techniques and sewings in making contemporary decorated bindings. Since 2009, she has taught at the Morgan Conservatory, Hollander’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and for San Diego Book Arts. Her bookbinding studies have included classes with book historians Julia Miller, Pam Spitzmueller and Jim Croft, among others.

Get to Know Appletree: Lorie Novak

Lorie works during the week and helps at outside events!

Three places to find me around Cleveland:

Taking a morning run around Shaker Lakes.
Studying at CWRU’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (Social Work).
Getting ice cream at Mitchell’s.

Three things I do when I’m not at Appletree:
Walking the Towpath in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Playing with my grandkids.
Volunteering at One World Shop, a fair trade store in Rocky River.

Three of my recent favorites:
Little Fires Everywhere (Penguin Books), by Celeste Ng.
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race (William Morrow), by Margot Lee Shetterly.
News of the World (William Morrow), by Paulette Jiles.


Never Judge A Book By Its Movie

This summer, Appletree will host a series of discussion for the literate movie lover!

A series of discussion of books and their movie adaptations! Read a novel, come to Appletree to watch the movie, and then join Appletree’s Julia Biars for the discussion!

Film screenings start at 7 pm on Saturday nights after the store is closed.

Registration for each discussion is limited to 10 people and advanced registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call the store at 216.791.2665 or email the store.


Saturday, June 29th, 7 pm

The Haunting of Hill House (1959) by Shirley Jackson, and The Haunting of Hill House (1963) directed by Robert Wise




Saturday, July 27th, 7 pm

Coraline (2008) by Neil Gaiman, and Coraline (2009) directed by Henry Selick




Saturday, August 24th, 7 pm

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. Dick, and Balde Runner (1982) directed by Ridley Scott

Summer Listening Challenge

Libro.fm is running a summer Listening Challenge! Track your listening this summer with the log, invite your friends, and recommend an audiobook!  When completed, submit your log, and you will get a free audiobook credit to your Libro.fm account!



Special Guests June and July

Every Thursday morning at 11, Appletree hosts Story Time for our younger (toddlers and pre-schoolers) customers!

For July and August, we have the following special readers schedules to read their favorite stories!

July 11th: local author Lindsay Ward

July 18th: Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg

July 25th: author and illustrator Jenn Harney

August 1st: Clevland Heights Fire Chief Dave Freeman

We have asked our guests to tell us what they do in their jobs, and they bring some equipment they use!

If you are interested in being a volunteer reader, please stop in the store, call us at 216.791.2665, or email Lorie at lorie@appletree-books.com!


Comming in August

Our store windows will feature The Music Settlement and Heights Community Congress’ Heights Home and Garden Tour!

Glass artist Sue Malkoff is our artist of the month!

Appletree will be closed on July 4th!