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Monday, October 11, 2021
Books of Distinction
New Fiction
The Cabinet
(Angry Robot)
by Un-Su Kim
"Kim deftly juggles... ideas about social roles, purpose, and personal narrative. More of a thought experiment than a thriller... a lighthearted, amusing read that nonetheless dives into some deep philosophical topics."
– Strange Horizons
New Nonfiction
The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives
of Medieval Manuscripts

(Basic Books)
by Mary Wellesley
“Wellesley draws on her deep scholarly knowledge of medieval manuscripts to weave a captivating tale, told through generations of ‘tremulous hands’ and forgotten artistic geniuses, whose works inform so much of what we know today about the Middle Ages. This is a sensational debut by a wonderfully gifted historian.”
―Dan Jones,
bestselling author
New Kids Nonfiction
Colossus: The World's Most Amazing Feats of Engineering
(Big Picture Press)
written by
Colin Hynson
illustration by
Giulia Lombardo

(ages 8-12)
 Discover the engineering that has led to the most innovative buildings, bridges, and monuments on the planet, from towering skyscrapers to energy-creating dams to underground tunnels miles long. Learn how people have historically turned to engineering to build higher, farther, faster, and greener into the future.
New Folk Tales
The Fox's Tower
and Other Tales

by Yoon Ha Lee
“...takes on the folktale form in a collection of 25 gorgeous, magical stories, tiny jewels of worldbuilding that tap into mythic themes to feel somehow both ancient and delightfully fresh... The result is breathtaking in its playful grace."
Publisher’s Weekly
(starred review)
New Nonfiction
Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans,
and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War

by Howard
W. French

“a brilliant reworking of the conventional wisdom about the rise of the Modern World. This deeply researched and elegantly written book rewinds the tape past Christopher Columbus, and shows how the tragic relationship between Africa and Europe, which began in the 15th century, created modernity as we know it.” 
―Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello
New Early Reader Picture Book
The Secret Lives of Dragons
(Flying Eye Books)
by Zoya Agnis and Alexander Utkin
(ages 7-9)
If you thought the world's most famous fire-breathing creatures lived only in myth and fairytale, think again. Dragon researchers will introduce you to amazing beasts from tiny to huge, from sweet to ferocious. Soon you'll be a dragon expert to rival them all!
New Mystery
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed
(Soho Crime)
by Helen Tursten
"...juxtaposes a cozy... tone against the often surprisingly dark nature of Maud’s recollections, which are rife with clever satirical jabs and delicious ironies. This absorbing dive into the mind of a ruthless pragmatist posing as a Swedish Miss Marple will please psychological-thriller fans, once they realize that Maud isn't nearly as cozy as she looks." 
(starred review)
New Nonfiction
The Devil in the Gallery: How Scandal, Shock, and Rivalry Shaped the Art World
(Rowman & Littlefeld)
by Noah Charney

"takes the reader on an informed and often irreverent journey through art history that spans centuries and continents from Caravaggio to Koons, Courbet to Hirst. With a brisk narrative and a keen sense of humor, he pulls back the curtain and reveals an original perspective that only a writer with Charney's wide range of scholarship can provide."
-- Brent D. Glass, director emeritus, National Museum of American History

Recent Middle Reader Graphic Novel
City of Secrets
by Victoria Ying
(ages 8-12)
'Ying has constructed a thrilling genre-bender . . . full-color illustrations are cinematic in scope, spotlighting the nonstop action."
Kirkus Reviews
Books for the Spooky Season
The spooky season is upon us - Halloween is on its way!

Whether you're in the holiday for the specters or the sweets, come check
out our displays: for something scary to read, something eerie, something frightening, something hair-raising, something blood-curdling.
Or a cute Halloween mouse... or two.
Participate in Our Live Podcast
The second Appletree podcast is on its way, but we're
already getting ready for the third, and we need your help.

Come to Appletree on Saturday, October 23,
and take part in the live recording of our next podcast!

Talk with staff member Julia Biars and share your
experience of book buying and reading during COVID.
Parking News for Your Next Visit to Appletree
Two big changes to the parking situation in
the Cedar-Fairmount District are underway!

First, metered parking is back right now,
both in the parking garage behind the store and on the street,
so make sure to bring your quarters when you come.

Second, on Tuesday, October 19, the barriers on our block will
come down and on-street parking in front of the store will return.

Customers will be able to park in front of the store,
and we will be able to resume curbside pick.

With cases of the COVID Delta variant on the rise,
we at Appletree want to restate what we're doing
to help keep our customers and staff healthy.

Appletree is fully open!
We welcome you to come in
and browse both sides of the store.


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

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

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.
Want to order online at 3am?
Check out Appletree's storefront on

Want to order digital audiobooks?
Check out Appletree's storefront on

A percentage of sales from both goes to Appletree!
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