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Monday, December 6, 2021
Holiday Food Emporium
Come join us for our
Holiday Food Emporium

Friday, December 10, 5-8pm

Spend an evening at Appletree
and find delicious gifts from:

Culinary Occasions

handmade cookies and candy

Magnolia Clubhouse
biscotti in a variety of flavors

McCune Family Apiraries
honey and honey-based items

Small Batch Jams
many varieties

T. Florals
potted bulbs, small evergreen arrangements, small container plants

No marshmallows were harmed in the making of this newsletter. 
Our Winter Window:
Debbie Apple-Presser on Student Art
Debbie Apple-Presser guided the student artists of the
Cleveland Heights-University Heights elementary schools
who created our winter window display.  In this video, Debbie and her assistant, Blue, talk about the "Portraits" project.
Books of Distinction
New Historical Fiction
by Tarashea Nesbit
“Nesbit... cleverly recasts pilgrim history in this deeply enjoyable novel... Capturing the alternating voices of the haves... and the have-nots... Nesbit's lush prose adds texture to stories of the colony's women, and her deep immersion in primary sources adds complexity to the historical record.”
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Memoir
Face the Music:
A Memoir

by Peter Duchin with Patricia Beard
"There are so many reasons to admire Peter Duchin and his moving memoir. It’s a victorious celebration of life filled with marquee names and stories, radioactive in their resonance. He knows how to live!" 
—Michael Feinstein, singer, pianist
New Kids Nonfiction
On This Day: A History of the World in 366 Days

(ages 9-12)
Journey through the history of the world, one day at a time!  If you ever wondered what happened on your birthday 100 years ago, or on Christmas in the year 800 or even Halloween several years ago, then this history book is perfect for you!
New Science Fiction
Termination Shock
(William Morrow)
by Neal Stephenson
hard cover
“With meticulously rendered action scenes, surprising plot twists, relatable, off-kilter characters...   [Stephenson's] books are page-turners. His latest proves no exception... deals brilliantly and innovatively with our era’s most pressing existential matter — while delivering stratospheric gigatons of carefully engineered delight.”
-- Washington Post
New Nonfiction
There and Back: Photographs from the Edge
(Ten Speed Press)
by Jimmy Chin
“Jimmy Chin is one of the most widely traveled and experienced adventure photographers on Earth, and this collection is an absolute tour de force. I read this book in a single sitting and finished feeling inspired to take on the world.”
—Alex Honnold
New Picture Book
It Fell From the Sky
(Simon & Schuster)
by The Fan Brothers
(ages 4-8)
"The Fan brothers’ spectacularly detailed graphite work is as sumptuous and painstakingly rendered as always, and they use both shadow and light and limited pops of stunning color to enhance their storytelling in a remarkable way...[t]he story is elegantly told with clear anti-consumerist, anti-greed messaging, and while the spider is a bit alarming-looking, much can be forgiven for its dapper bow tie."
-- Booklist
(starred review)
New Mystery
The Mitford Trial
(Minotaur Books)
by Jessica Fellowes
"If you like your historical capers served with a side of murder, consider the sleuthing adventures of Louisa Cannon, occasional amateur detective and erstwhile servant to the Mitfords, real-life aristocratic siblings... who all made their mark upon the 20th century... Sparkly."
The Globe and Mail
New Nonfiction
Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
(Fourth Estate)
by Hilary Mantel
‘Worth buying for the title pun alone, Mantel Pieces brings together three decades’ worth of Hilary Mantel’s criticism in the London Review of Book… her uncomplicated prose style is no less authorative for being highly readable’
--Sunday Times
New Middle Reader
The Beatryce Prophecy
(Candlewick Press)
by Kate DiCamillo
(ages 8-12)
Set “during a time of war” when “terrible things happen everywhere,” ...DiCamillo’s engrossing medieval fable verges on darkness while examining what changes a world... Tenderly illuminated by... Blackall’s atmospheric... art, this compassionate tale rejoices in “the wonder of being known,” the protective powers of understanding one’s identity, and the strength found in the hard head of a beloved goat.
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
Gift Books:
Christmas is Coming...
Check out these and other books just for Christmas at Appletree!
We have stories old and new, traditional and modern,
children and adult, to help you mark the holiday.
Holiday Store Hours
Appletree has extended hours for the holidays!

Through December 19
our hours are:

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

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 24
Open 11am - 6pm
Yes, we are open on Monday the 20th!

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
Wood Puzzles by Zen Art & Design
New to Appletree!
Great gifts for the jigsaw puzzler in your life.

Zen Art & Design
handcrafts heirloom-quality, eco-friendly, wooden jigsaw
puzzles one at a time from start to finish in the foothills
of Western Massachusetts.

We have a limited number of these beautiful puzzles.

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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