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Monday, August 9, 2021
Appletree and COVID

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 in the basket at the store entrance.

2. Use hand sanitizer when you enter.

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

Please note:
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 our
customers in the Heights and University Circle area.

Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you in the store.
Books of Distinction
Classic Mystery Reprint
Rhode Island Red
(Vintage Crime)
by Charlotte Carter
"A terrific novel, from those witty, subversive opening sentences, to the edgy, melancholy and very satisfying ending." 
--Margo Jefferson,
author of Negroland
New Graphic Memoir
Run: Book One
(Abrams Comicarts)
by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, L. Fury, & Nate Powell
“This worthy successor to...  March... picks up in the civil rights leader’s life during the 1960s counterculture revolution…This living history gives faces and voices to the legends of the civil rights era and connects their struggles to the present... Lewis’s stunning American story and legacy lives on in these pages.”
― Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
Modern Kids Classic
A Rat’s Tale
(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
by Tor Seidler
(ages 8-12)
"Seidler has a sure touch; his imagined world has the kind of entrancing reality found in The Cricket in Times Square or even Stuart Little; his graceful prose has moments of lyricism; and, gently satirical, his characters are both funny and touching... A feast for fantasy-lovers; a good read-aloud."
-Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
New Fiction
What You Can
See From Here

(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
by Mariana Leky
“[A] whimsical love story… peopled by eccentric-but-endearing characters… There is enough candor and humor, along with a handful of bracingly moody characters, to make Leky’s vision of perpetual love compelling.”
―Melissa Rodman,
The Arts Fuse
New Nonfiction
At the Chinese Table: A Memoir with Recipes
(W.W. Norton & Co.)
by Carolyn Phillips
"Phillips takes us into another world, with lively details, humorous self-deprecation, and enticing line drawings. It's a world of family stories, cultural traditions, and delicious food of great depth and variety. Her curiosity and appetite for understanding and her engaging storytelling transported me effortlessly."
--Naomi Duguid,
author of Taste of Persia
New Picture Book
Lala’s Words: A Story of Planting Kindness
by Gracey Zhang
(ages 4-8)
"Newcomer Zhang’s ink lines capture Lala’s city neighborhood in animated, expressive brushstrokes... [her] powerful debut lifts up the power words have to heal and feed."
-Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Fiction
The Boy in the Field
(Harper Perennial)
by Margot Livesey
“Every character rings true; every observation and reaction feels real. Braiding three separate views of the same incident, Livesey weaves a masterful tapestry of emotion and action focused on the indelible impact of random events.”
-- Booklist
(starred review)
New Nonfiction
(Thames & Hudson)
by Nicky Albrechtsen and Fola Solanke
Indispensable accessories and sought-after collectors' items, scarves were an important innovation in twentieth-century fashion. From art deco through 1950s Hollywood, the Swinging Sixties and beyond, scarves have been represented in every major decorative arts movement over the past century and into the present one.
New Picture Book
Alley Cat Rally
(Nobrow Press)
by Ricky Trickartt
(ages 3-7)
"There’s much humor in seeing the determined cats, some in racing goggles, fly down the track that loops through town on spreads dominated by vivid oranges, reds, and yellows. Detailed jokes await observant readers... Start your engines for some energetic fun."
-Kirkus Reviews
Fantastic Fantasy
(Crown Publishing)
by Robert Johnson Bennett
The Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon
Fantasy novels.
You think dragons and elves, right?  But there's also so much more!
Magic (of course), pocket universes, circus performers, thieves, magical booksellers, old gods and new.  It's set in lands that are once-upon-a-time, or far far away, or slightly different versions of modern metropolises.  There's such variety in contemporary fantasy writing, and maybe something for you...
Back to School
How to Be Kind in Kindergarten: A Book for Your Backpack
(Grosset & Dunlap)
written by D.J. Steinberg,
illustrated by Ruth Hammond

(ages 3-5)
Elvin Link, Please Report to
the Principal’s Office

(Square Fish)
by Drew Dernavich
(ages 8-12)
Painful though it is to think of being on the other side of summer,
a new school year is coming in a few short weeks.  Help get the children in
your life ready to begin school or start another year by choosing a book to inform or delight (or both).  Check out our window display for funny
and sweet back-to-school reads.
Appletree Podcast:
Book Banter with Emily Dove
In our second podcast, Appletree staff member Julia Biars
talks with local illustrator Emily Dove
about the work of an illustrator, her career, and her passion for nature.

Emily is a certified naturalist.  Her goal is to use
illustration as a tool to educate about science and inspire
others to fall in love with the natural world.

Click here
to listen to Julia and Emily's conversation.
Pre-Order Colson Whitehead's New Novel
Reserve your copy of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner
Colson Whitehead's new novel,
Harlem Shuffle,

due out mid-September.

"Whitehead... returns with a sizzling heist novel set in civil rights-era Harlem.
It's 1959 and Ray Carney has built an 'unlikely kingdom' selling used furniture.
A husband, a father, and the son of a man who once worked as muscle for a local
crime boss, Carney is 'only slightly bent when it [comes] to being crooked.'
But when his cousin Freddie... decides to rob the historic Hotel Theresa,
a lethal cast of underworld figures enter Carney's life... It's a superlative story,
but the most impressive achievement is Whitehead's loving depiction of a
Harlem 60 years gone -- 'that rustling, keening thing of people and concrete' --
which lands as detailed and vivid as Joyce's Dublin." 
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

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

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A percentage of sales from both goes to Appletree!
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