Appletree Books celebrates 40 years of independent bookselling

Inside Appletree Books.

This July, Appletree Books celebrates 40 years of selling books in the same location on Cedar Hill. Bill Rubin opened the bookstore in 1975, and, in 1990, Jane Kessler became its second owner. In July 2014, Lynn Quintrell and Alice Webster became the store's new owners, carrying on the bookselling tradition at 12419 Cedar Road.

On Friday, July 17, 5–8 p.m., Appletree is hosting an anniversary open house, featuring prosecco and hors d’oeuvres, to celebrate those 40 years. No reservation is required, and everyone is welcome to attend the event.

"Please join us as we celebrate both our history and our future!" said Quintrell. "We will be raffling off five autographed copies of Paula McLain's critically acclaimed new historical novel, Circling the Sun, in advance of its July 28 publication date."

For more information, visit, or call 216-791-2665.

Kim Sergio Inglis

Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.

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