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Monday, December 20, 2021
Holiday Store Hours

Christmas is near!
Finish your shopping at Appletree
during our extended hours this week:

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 24
Open 11am - 6pm

Closed for Christmas
Saturday, December 25 - Sunday, December 26

Monday, December 27 - Tuesday, December 28
Open 11am - 4pm

Closed for Returns, Inventory, & Vacation!
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022

We re-open on
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
with regular hours:

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Books of Distinction
New Historical Thriller
 The Fortune Men
by Nadifa Mohamed
“Searing, affecting and distressingly relevant..manages an intimate presentation of Mattan’s experience... In fictionalizing this story of a lethal miscarriage of justice... Mohamed has crafted a mesmerizing novel that, notwithstanding its historical setting, has disconcerting resonance for the present.”
—Steven W. Beattie,
The Toronto Star
New Biography
Vivian Maier Developed: The Untold Story of the Photographer Nanny

(Atria Books)
by Ann Marks
"Compelling and richly detailed, this book sheds new and important light on an intriguing photographer and her singular life. A well-researched and incisive biography."
Kirkus Reivews
(starred review)
New Kids Nonfiction
Pigology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia
Architectural Press)

written by Daisy Bird
illustrated by Camilla Pintonato

(ages 6-10)
"Aspirationally encyclopedic, this survey covers the pig’s evolution, domestication, characteristics, adaptations, importance as a global food source, appearances in myth, and more… An interesting, absorbing browser." 
- Kirkus Reviews
Contemporary Romance
While We Were Dating
(Berkley Books)
by Jasmine Guillory
“Jasmine Guillory is the undisputed queen of the modern-day romance, and this novel—in which a budding movie star and the ad guy tasked with making her famous fall hard for one another before encountering life’s many complications—is yet another jewel in her crown.”
New Nonfiction
A Curious Collection of Dangerous Creatures:
An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Sami Bayly
When you think of dangerous animals, what comes to mind—a great white shark, a rattlesnake? What about the hooded pitohui, with its extremely poisonous feathers, or the coffin ray, which electrocutes its prey? Dangerous animals get a bad rap—and they can be pretty scary!—but that’s precisely what makes them remarkable.
Middle Reader Memoir
The Genius Under the Table: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain
(Candlewick Press)
by Eugene Yelchin
(ages 10+)
"In this frank, engaging memoir, Yelchin recounts his childhood... as his boyhood self, Yevgeny, perceives and ponders it... At once comical and disquieting, the book is an illuminating introduction to a young life in the former Soviet Union."
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Classic
Penguin Book of Christmas Stories: From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter
edited by
Jessica Harrison

"...this greatest hits compilation also happens to be beautifully published. Inside you’ll find ghosts, miracles, grouchy curmudgeons, and plenty of snow.”
Daily Mail
(“Books of the Year”)
New Nonfiction
Murakami T:
The T-Shirts I Love

by Haruki Murakami
"...part ode, part exhibit that reads with restrained affection for his accidental accumulations...The diaristic entries have the simplicity of a show-and-tell... spare prose offering a material history of his closet... Murakami’s understated love letters to his T-shirts convey how we give life to our things and vice versa."
--Charlene K. Lau,
The Atlantic
New Graphic Novel
The Legend of Auntie Po

by Shing Yin Khor
(ages 10-14)
“On the surface, this story is the birth of a folktale, but the author explores much deeper topics: grief, family, loyalty, racism, and self-discovery... Watercolors are beautiful and illustrations are clean and simple, conveying a childlike air while tackling serious subject matter.”
Violins and Hope:
From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall
Appletree is pleased to offer a limited number of copies of

photographer Daniel Levin's stunning book,
Violins and Hope: From the Holocaust to Symphony Hall

(George F. Thompson Publishing),
with a
foreword by Franz Welser-Möst.

Levin's work is featured in an exhibit of the same name at
The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture
at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, in Beachwood.

Click here for more information on the exhibit and how to view it.

Levin's photographs bring to life Israeli luthier (violin maker) Amnon Weinstein’s workshop. The first photographer to document Amnon’s workshop in Tel Aviv, Levin captures a one-of-a-kind collection of violins that survived the Holocaust and the artful process for restoring them. The photographer’s uncanny ability to celebrate both place and process through the beauty of light is nothing short of remarkable.
Last Minute Gift Ideas

Bourbon: The Story
of Kentucky Whiskey

(Ten Speed Press)
by Clay Risen

Marvel by Design: Graphic Design Strategies of the World’s Greatest Comics Company
edited by Liz Stinson

The Book of Hope: A Survival
Guide for Trying Times

(Celadon Books)
by Jane Goodall and
Douglas Abrams

Hidden History of Cleveland Sports
(History Press)
by Marc Bona

Rock This Town: Backstage in Cleveland: Stories You Never Heard and Swag You Never Saw
(Fran Projects)
by Fran Belkin
Home: A Celebration: Notable Voices Reflect on the
Meaning of Home

edited by Charlotte Moss
A portion of the profits benefit No Kid Hungry, which works to feed more than 11 million children in the United States who live in food-insecure homes. 

Black Food: Stories, Art,
and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

(4 Color Books)
by Bryant Terry

Movie Posters: The History
of Cinema from the Origins
to the Present

(White Star Publishers)
by Richard Dacre

Appletree continues to take steps
to help keep our customers and staff healthy
as the pandemic continues.

Our COVID measures remain in place.
We ask all customers to:

1. Wear a mask when in the store.
Masks should cover your mouth and nose.
Disposable masks are at the store entrance.

2. Use hand sanitizer when you enter.

We reserve the right to limit store occupancy to 10 people.

Please note:

Our customer entrance is on
the newer side of the store (closest to Zhug).
Just follow the "Book Guru" signs to the door.

Our former main entrance is now reserved for deliveries.

We continue to offer complimentary delivery to 
customers in the Heights and University Circle area.

Thank you!

We look forward to seeing you in the store.

Store Hours

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 24:
11am - 6pm

Closed for Christmas:
Saturday, December 25 - Sunday, December 26

Give us a call: (216) 791-2665
Drop us a line:

All COVID precautions remain in place.
Stop in the store, call us, or email us with your orders.

We also offer complimentary delivery to our customers
in the Heights area and University Circle.
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