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Monday, September 27, 2021
Books of Distinction
New Fiction
 Under the Whispering Door
by TJ Klune
“There is so much to enjoy... but what I cherish the most is its compassion for the little things―a touch, a glance, a precious piece of dialogue―healing me, telling me that for all the strangenesses I hold, I am valued, valid―and maybe even worthy of love.”
―Ryka Aoki, Light from Uncommon Stars
New Nonfiction 
The Antiquarian Sticker Book: Bibliophilia
(Odd Dot)
Peel and decorate or browse and feast on the beauty of this lush sticker book unlike any other. A treasure trove of authentic historical prints from the ornate Victorian era can live on its own, be used on stationary and wrapping, or create an amazing collage.
New Picture Book
(360 Degrees)
written by
Hannah Pang
illustrated by
Clover Robin

(ages 3-7)
Watch six breathtaking landscapes from around the world transform through the seasons in this beautifully illustrated book. Features simple facts about the creatures and plants that are found in each location during the different seasons.
Classic Edition
(Restless Classics)
by George Eliot
introduction by Rebecca Mead
illustrations by Keren Katz

With bold illustrations by artist Keren Katz, the Restless Classics edition of Middlemarch is a thoroughly modern edition of one of the most important novels ever written.
New Biography
King of the Blues: The Rise and Reign of B.B. King
(Atlantic Monthly Press)
by Daniel de Visé
“... a well-considered biography that places his achievements in a cultural and historical context... Interweaves tales of American history, pop culture, racial relations, music theory, and much more to fully demonstrate King’s significance... The thrill is here, as B.B. King finally gets his due in this first meticulous account of his historic life.”
Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
New Middle Reader
by Brian Selznick
“Selznick examines the unique realities surrounding love and death... Each [chapter] is introduced by an exquisite, graphite illustration that is preceded by a symmetrical, kaleidoscopic version of the scene... While Selznick trusts readers to draw their own conclusions about what is true, he offers rich companionship on the voyage.”
Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
New Fiction
Martita, I Remember You/
Martita, Te Recuerdo

by Sandra Cisneros
"Every heart-revving scene is sensuously and incisively rendered, cohering into a vivid, tender, funny, bittersweet, and haunting episodic tale of peril, courage, concession, selfhood, and friendship..." 
(starred review)
New Nonfiction
The Museum Makers: A Journey Backwards - From Old Boxes of Dark Family Secrets to a Golden Era of Museums
(September Publishing)
by Rachel Morris
"In this elegant and eloquent book Morris explores the contents of the boxes under her bed to calmly piece together a family pattern of loss, sadness and extreme eccentricity... she meditates on the nature of museums: the Museums of Me we all carry in our heads, and the public institutions in which variations of the world's history are told..."
Julia Blackburn
New Middle Reader
Beast and Beauty: Dangerous Tales
by Soman Chainani
(ages 10-13)
“Chainani takes 12 time-honored tales and overhauls their traditional tellings, adding an astonishing amount of depth and beauty in the process. Lush, transporting, and occasionally eerie, easily conjuring fantastical worlds... An intriguing and inclusive update for modern audiences.”
-- Booklist
Translated Titles
At Night All Blood Is Black
(Picador USA)
by David Diop
translated by Anna Moschovakis
The True Story of a Mouse
Who Never Asked for It

(Unruly Records)
written by Ana Cristina Herreros
illustrated by Violeta Lopiz
translated by Chloe Garcia Roberts

Stories from another world... from another language...
Come check out Appletree's new display of books in translation for adults and kids.  You might just find your next great read where you least expect it!
In Our Window:
The Musical Theater Project 
In October, we spotlight The Musical Theater Project.

The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) was formed in 2000 to foster a deep appreciation of the American musical -- and the social and cultural
history surrounding it -- by creating programs that educate as well
as entertain people of all ages. 

More than 100 years of America’s cultural history is tied to our musicals,
and TMTP documents and celebrates that history in a seamless blend of entertainment and education through concerts, in school residency
programs, radio broadcasts and recordings.
Pretty Wraps

Looking for unique papers to use for gift wrap,
scrapbooks, or collage?

Check out these splendid books, with removable papers,
from John Derian and Chihuly.

Pre-Order for October:
Elizabeth Strout's Oh, William!
For all those who loved My Name Is Lucy Barton,

Elizabeth Strout's latest novel,
Oh William!

(Random House)
comes out on October 19th!

“Loneliness and betrayal, themes to which the Pulitzer Prize–winning Strout
has returned throughout her career, are ever present in this illuminating
character-driven saga... Strout’s characters teem with angst and emotion,
all of which [she] handles with a mastery of restraint and often in spare, true sentences... It’s not for nothing that Strout has been compared to Hemingway.
In some ways, she betters him.”
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

Appletree will have a limited number of 
signed copies, and we are accepting pre-orders now!

To reserve your copy, stop in the store,
call us at 216-791-2665
or email us at

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.

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Closed Sunday and Monday

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