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

In Our Windows: The Music Settlement

Our store windows for August 2019, features The Music Settlement.

Inspired by music’s remarkable ability to bring people together, The Music Settlement (TMS), is a community music school in Cleveland. TMS was founded in 1912 by Almeda Adams as part of the settlement movement. She set out to connect immigrants new to our city with people from all walks of like, to celebrate and share experiences through the universal language of music. Through the Center For Music, Center For Early Childhood, and Center For Music Therapy, TNS is enriching and inspiring the potential within each individual they serve.

On Our Walls: Sue Malkoff

Our artist for August is glass artist Sue Malkoff.

“I am a social worker by profession, helping, facilitating, guiding, and encouraging those who seek support and understanding. In my free time, I experiment with various artistic media, and I fell in love with dichroic glass.  I make jewelry, including pieces for women with cancer, and donate a portion of my proceeds to groups that help them.  I also make party utensils from melted glass bottles.

“More recently, I’ve begun creating glass masks. Masks hide many dimensions of our personalities, and working on them allows my imagination to soar, as I play with color combinations and patterns, both planned and spontaneous.  The masks are very individual, each with its own character, mystery, world.  I continue to be thrilled by new expressions in shape and color, faces suffused with a spirituality relating to the onlooker’s intimate emotions, consciousness, and dreams.”



Annex Windows: Heights Home and Garden Tour

Join the Heights community for the 42nd Annual Heights Heritage Home and Garden Tour!

Preview Party: Saturday, September 14, 6 pm
Tour: Sunday, September 15, 12-6pm

For months, local volunteers have been recruiting Heights residents who are willing to open up their homes and gardens so the greater community can come and experience just a small part of what makes The Heights so unique.

Every year the Tour has a different personality based upon the homes that are being showcased.  This year Tour participants will be treated to the Timeless Elegance our community enjoys.

Appletree Books will be selling Tour tickets
as soon as they become available.

Tour tickets are $20 through September 1,
and $25 after Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

Please note: We cannot take credit cards for Tour tickets;
cash or checks made payable to “Heights Community Congress” only.

Preview party tickets are available through Heights Community Congress. Contact HCC at (216) 321-6775 or online at www.heightscongress.org.

Get to Know Appletree: Michael Wells

Michael works on Saturdays and Thursday mornings!

When not reading or at Appletree:

With my wife, I plan international travel (You cannot beat walking foreign cities in the morning).
I like swimming and the whirlpool at the JCC.
I still teach (part-time) at Cleveland State University, and this spring enjoyed team teaching The Odyssey with an Appletree customer for Siegal Lifelong Learning.

Book recommendations:

I just finished Phillips Payson O’Brien‘s The Second Most Powerful Man in the World (Dutton Books); it is fascinating reading on allied inner-circle politics during WWII and US naval politics leading up to WWII.

I love genre fiction (mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, some fantasy).  I am almost done reading Philip and Carol Zaleski‘s The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), about the Oxford Inklings and their prose, poetry, and theology. Wonderful stuff.

Otto Penzler has recently favored mystery readers with some reprints of classics. I’ve enjoyed Ellery Queen, Mary Robert Rhinehart (no kidding), and Dorothy B. Hughes. Much more to come.


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, August 24th, 7 pm

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

Audiobooks from Libro.fm

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.

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.”

Comming in September

Our store windows will feature the work of artist Jen Fecker, our annex windows will feature Family Connections, and the art on our walls will be Watercolors by the Students of Sarah Knoblauch.

Our Store Hours will be changing after Labor Day:


Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 9 pm

Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm