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Monday, November 22, 2021
November 27 is
Small Business Saturday
First, eat lots of turkey for Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Next, sleep away Black Friday.

Finally, come to Appletree on Small Business Saturday!
Saturday, November 27, 11am-4pm

Support your local independent bookstore
and get some unique gifts from our guest vendors.

Rick Karges, 1-3pm
Rick will be signing copies of his new book,
The Cleveland Flats: Past-Present-Future: a Photographic Essay

Morgan Conservatory, 1-3pm
marbled paper, bookmarks, and journals

The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts, and letterpress printing ― including creating, promoting, exhibiting ― and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists.  Free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery, gathering place for the community, educational hub offering a variety of workshops, and a purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers.

Beastie Boxes by Alisha Camus, 2-4pm
These fun and functional animal-shaped wooden boxes
are unique and handmade in Cleveland; no two are alike.
Alisha takes custom orders.
Books of Distinction
New Nonfiction
The Snowy Cabin Cookbook: Meals and Drinks for Adventurous Days and Cozy Nights
by Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson
“[A] seasonally inspired treat... In addition to finding appealing recipes, readers can discover tips and tricks to make their home or cabin winter-wonderland ready.”
(starred review)
New Edition
of a Classic

Deluxe Edition

by Bram Stoker
illustrated by Edward Gorey

A collector's edition of the most famous vampire novel of all time, illustrated with the artwork... that Edward Gorey created for his stage designs for the novel’s Broadway stage adaptation. The book also features an introduction and appendices by renowned fantasy editor Marvin Kaye.
New Picture Book
Cold Turkey
(Little, Brown)
by Corey Rosen Schwartz &
Kristi Call
illustrated by
Chad Otis

(ages 4-8)
"In this bouncy rhyming fare... a turkey bundles up against... winter chill before heading outside, but upon walking around the farmyard, he notices that his friends are even colder than he is... Otis’s broadly comic mixed media art, rendered in pencil, scanned textures, and digital paint, is the real draw... A fun barnyard take on a classic concept."
--Publishers Weekly
New Nonfiction
Scent Magic: Notes from a Gardener
(Pimpernel Press)
by Isabel Bannerman
"...plantswoman, designer and garden-maker extraordinaire Isabel Bannerman immerses the reader in the luscious smells of the fragrant garden through a warmly written account of her year’s gardening; and combines this with an encyclopedic reference work of the best aromatic plants to grow throughout the seasons."
New YA Fiction
A Snake Falls
to Earth

(Levine Querido)
by Darcie Little Badger
"The second novel by Lipan Apache author Little Badger (Elatsoe) is a smartly intertwined, shifting-perspective story about two characters in worlds that diverged thousands of years ago... Fun, imaginative, and deeply immersive, this story will be long in the minds of readers."
--Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Middle Reader
(Knopf Books)
by R.J. Palacio
(ages 10+)
“[A] rip-roaring adventure… illustrates Palacio’s range as an author, with this tale being distinctly different from Wonder, yet sharing movingly captured central themes of heart, family, and overcoming challenges.” 
(starred review)
New Nonfiction
Soup Club: 80 Cozy Recipes for Creative Plant-Based Soups and Stews to Share
by Caroline Wright
“I love Soup Club not only for the creative recipes... but especially for the story of how it came to be. Caroline Wright’s inspiring story that began with cancer and ended with community compelled me to make soup for others. What better way to thank people for their kindness. And the recipes do work!”
--Deborah Madison
New Fiction
(Europa Editions)
by Joseph O’Connor
"...puts ample flesh on the bones of the little-known story of the theatrical ménage involving celebrity actors Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, and Irving’s business manager, Bram Stoker... O’Connor’s characters are magnificently realized and colorfully depicted... This novel blows the dust off its Victorian trappings and brings them to scintillating life."
--Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
New Picture Book
There’s a Ghost
in This House

by Oliver Jeffers
(ages 4-8)
"Jeffers adds loose line drawings to found black-and-white photographs of an 18th-century mansion... the narrator climbs a library ladder, lingers in hallways, and peers in cupboards and under a bed. Since readers decide when the ghosts appear, anxiety-inducing suspense isn’t an issue in this conceptually comic treat..."
--Publishers Weekly
Gift Ideas:
Once in a Lifetime
The Bucket List: North America: 1000 Adventures
Big and Small

by Kathy Strathers
and Paul Oswell

"When it is time to escape the ordinary, this guide is where you will find fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities: do something different, go beyond the tried and true, experience the U.S. and its neighbors anew. It is perfect for recent graduates, soon-to-be retirees, inveterate daydreamers, armchair travelers, and anyone dreaming about a much-needed break from the daily routine."
Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die: Yoga Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations
by Chris Santella

"The book shares yogis’ recommendations for the best and most beautiful places to do yoga as well as tips for how to plan the trip. It covers a variety of venues around the world that cater to many different classes and styles of yoga, including Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, hot yoga, Iyengar, Restorative, and Vinyasa."
Book Banter:
Appletree's Podcast
Check out the interviews with our customers
in 2021's final episode of our podcast,

Book Banter.
Find it here or wherever you get your podcasts!
Gift Ideas:
The Arts
Synagogues: Marvels of Judaism
by Leyla Uluhanli

"The most significant volume on synagogue architecture and design to date... This visually striking compendium illustrates the architectural and historical evolution of over 60 iconic synagogues worldwide. Beginning with the foremost archaeological sites in the Holy Land, it extends to the Jewish sanctuaries of Europe, North Africa, Russia, the Caucasus, Israel, and the New World, from the most ancient to the most innovative creations around the globe."

Fun City Cinema: New York City
and the Movies That Made It

by Jason Bailey

“ exhilarating look at the history of New York City through films spanning the past 100 years that have become ‘valuable reminder[s] of what once was.’ ...illuminates how movies functioned as an ‘act of preservation’ and ‘a conversation of connections and reflections between the fictional lives in their foregrounds and the real lives happening behind them’... Cinephiles will relish every stop of this entertaining tour of the big city.”
 ―Publishers Weekly

Save the Date:
Holiday Food Emporium
Get ready for our Holiday Food Emporium!
Friday, December 10, 5-8pm

Spend an evening at Appletree
and find delicious gifts:

Culinary Occasions
handmade coolies and candy

 Magnolia Clubhouse
biscotti in a variety of flavors 

McCune Family Apiaries
honey and honey-based items

Small Batch Jams
many varieties
T. Florals
potted bulbs, small evergreen arrangements,
small container plants 

(No actual marshmallows were harmed
in the making of this newsletter.)

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