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Monday, November 15, 2021
Holiday Food Emporium
Save the Date!
Appletree's Holiday Food Emporium
is back with sweet and savory treats
Friday, December 10, 5-8pm

More information is on the way!
Book the Bookstore

Book the Bookstore for
a private shopping experience!

November dates are booked, but you still have time in
December to reserve private shopping time at Appletree.

Here are the details:

Available on:
Thursday evenings, December 2 and 16, 5-7pm
(starting at either 5pm or 5:30pm)
Sunday brunch, December 5, 12, and 19, 11am-1pm
(starting at either 11am or 11:30am)

*90 minutes of exclusive time for group in the store.

*Groups of no more than 8 (eight) people.
Minimum age is 12.

*$75 fee due upon reservation.

*Evenings include cheeseboard, prosecco, and sparkling water.
Brunch includes mimosas and muffins.

*All COVID requirements for the store remain in place:
social distancing; masks worn when not eating or
drinking; use of hand sanitizer required upon entry.

To Book the Bookstore for your event:
stop in the store, call us at 216-791-2665,
or email us at

Holiday Store Hours
Appletree has expanded hours for the holidays!

Between now and Sunday, December 19,
Appletree's hours are:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Sunday, 1-4pm
Closed Monday

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

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

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

Closed for returns, inventory, and vacation:
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Appletree will re-open:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
Books of Distinction
New Anthology
Midnight Hour:
A Chilling Anthology of Crime Fiction from 20 Authors
of Color

(Crooked Lane)
edited by
Abby L. Vandiver

" absorbing anthology that exhibits the range and talent of some of crime fiction's most interesting writers. Full of vim and intrigue, fun and horror, these stories explore the suspenseful possibilities of trouble at midnight."
—Steph Cha, award-winning author of Your House Will Pay
New Nonfiction
Advent: Recipes
and Crafts for the Countdown to Christmas

(Murdoch Books)
by Kerstin Niehoff and Laura Fleiter
"The festive season can be a busy time... slow things down with mindful crafting and recipes, designed to soothe the soul... avoid the conventional Christmas kitsch you see everywhere around the winter months, focusing instead on magical projects that will bring authentic joy and make you feel truly festive."
New Kids Nonfiction
Spectacular Sisters: Amazing Stories From Around the World
(Quill Tree Books)
by Aura Lewis
(ages 8-12)
"The author is keen to note the humanity in the women’s interpersonal relationships by sharing instances of sibling rivalry, jealousy, and discord as well as the moments that celebrate the firm bonds of sisterhood. The work may inspire appreciation and further interest. A salute to sisterhood.”
-- Kirkus Reviews
Favorite Mystery
An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
(Soho Crime)
by Helene Tursten
“[A] deliciously noir short story collection... Tursten takes readers deep inside Maud’s head as she plots the demise of anyone who crosses her... Here’s hoping Tursten brings back the flinty homicidal octogenarian for more adventures.”
—Tina Jordan,
The New York Times
New Memoir
Solid Ivory: Memoirs

(Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
by James Ivory
edited by
Peter Cameron

“A memoir as eloquent and gracious as his films, James Ivory’s page-turner brims over with the boldness, candor, and modesty that only great minds can claim. Places, objects, bodies, people, and so many names all have a place in his unassailably brilliant life.”
―André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name
New Picture Book
Aaron Slater, Illustrator
by Andrea Beaty
illustrated by
David Roberts

(ages 5-7)
"In the illustration, a tableau of colorful mythological beings embodies Aaron’s tale. . .Empathetic art and lyrical text blend for a touching and empowering tale."
Kirkus Reviews
(starred review)
New Mystery
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed
(Soho Crime)
by Helene Tursten
“...second book featuring 88-year-old Maud takes up right where... [the first] left off. Maud plays a doddering, senile old lady when it suits her purposes, but she’s actually in perfect health with a sharp and cunning mind—handy for plotting and getting away with murder...” 
Library Journal
New Nonfiction
The Book of Change: Images and Symbols to Inspire Revelations and Revolutions

Architectural Press)

compiled by
Stephen Ellcock

"Stephen Ellcock pairs hundreds of images, icons, and symbols spanning three thousand years of artistic creation with quotes from activists and writers to provoke reflection, revelation, and transformation."
New YA Fantasy
The City Beautiful
(Inkyard Press)
by Aden Polydoros
(ages 13-17)
“...seamlessly blends a murder mystery with Jewish folklore in this haunting historical fantasy... Readers looking for finely wrought historical fiction with fully realized characters and a thrilling pursuit of justice are sure to be satisfied by Alter’s story.” 
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
Visualize These Gift Books
Bird: Exploring the
Winged World

Introduced by Katrina Grouw

"The most glorious cornucopia celebrating our enduring love affair with birds - an uplifting and eye-opening tribute to the way they enrich our lives."
– Alan Titchmarsh MBE
John Derian Sticker Book
by John Derian

"...offers a curated collection of over 500 stickers that allow adults and children to add a touch of beauty to any surface... John Derian first caught the eye of tastemakers and design gurus with his now iconic collectible plates, decoupaged with 19th-century artwork sourced from old and rare books. Derian’s home goods empire has since grown to global recognition..."
Gingiber Tea Towels
Gingiber, one of our favorite makers of tea towels, cards, and prints,
has some great new tea towel designs, including this one, Girl Power!

These make great gifts for your hostess, friends,
family members, or for yourself.

Appletree continues to take steps
to help keep our customers and staff
safe and 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

Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm
Sunday, 1-4pm
Closed 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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