To learn to read

is to light a fire –

every syllable

that is spelled out

is a spark.


Visit us

Appletree Books is located in the historic Cedar-Fairmount business district at 12419 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106.


When you visit our bookshop, you will find several options for parking. There are metered parking spots on Cedar Road as well as in the parking garage behind the bookshop. This lot can be access from Lennox and Surrey Road. Additionally, there is a public parking lot behind Firestone Complete Auto Care across the street as well as behind Luna Bakery & Cafe.


Established in 1975, Appletree Books is an independent bookstore located in the Cedar Fairmount neighborhood of Cleveland Heights (just up the hill from Cleveland’s University Circle), Appletree Books offers an eclectic, well-curated selection of new book titles in multiple genres for both children and adults. 

We seek to offer books that transport readers to other places, both visually and verbally and aim to introduce beautifully illustrated and interesting books to our customers. 

Discover greeting cards, journals, letterpress cards, and notecards in addition to puzzles, bookends, candles, and small gift items in an intimate, warm space in the historic Heights Center building.