House by John Lewis Lean Bookcase, Black

Product information

This unique bookcase rests against your wall as though it's leaning, tapering inwards towards the top. It boasts varying shelf sizes, perfect for storing books and DVDs, and makes a stylish addition to any living space.

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Assembly Required
Partial self-assembly required
House by John Lewis
Country of Origin
H183 x W63 x D38cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
House by John Lewis
MDF & oak veneer
Number of Shelves
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

Editor's Notes

The House range by John Lewis is designed to be at the heart of a contemporary home; well thought out, well made and surprisingly affordable. The feel is modern and uncluttered with useful products that you’ll love to live with. 

Please note: Not all of our Furniture ranges are on display at every branch. Please phone your nearest branch to check before you visit.


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


International delivery not available

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Q & As

Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent for the price I bought three and stood them up against each other, and it looks great. Excellent for the price. Not hard to assemble either. 16 June 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Okay product A basic product simple in both design and appearance. It does the job for which it was intended with minimum fuss. Straight forward to assemble and sturdy enough for my needs. The finish on the shelves is good. I would suggest the ends of the downward two pieces should have been painted and not left as bare wood and that caps to cover the tops of the screws underneath the shelves would have enhanced its appearance. Pretty good value for the price. 03 March 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Looks great and unique but badly made Like other reviewers, we had to return our first bookcase because it was scratched and chipped. The second bookcase still has minor paint marks but not as noticeable - still, it's not what you expect from John Lewis. It was easy to assemble but we had to use glue on the wooden beads which are meant to slot in the sides to cover the screws. Overall we are pleased because it looks great but we are disappointed by the quality. 03 June 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very poor quality and poor JL experience Arrived damaged, as seems to have happened to others. Avoid at all costs. 12 April 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Looks good from a distance! I only spotted after purchasing that the veneer doesn't cover the underside of the shelves - the underside looks white washed and doesn't match the rest of the product. Not what I had expected from JL. 11 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product Solid design, easy to assemble, a couple of marks to the paintwork as described on other reviews, but not significant enough to return. Looks good. 08 April 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by badly finished few of the wood pieces were scraped and damaged the holes were not aligned properly or damaged so could not get screws or covers on some of them. just looked a bit cheap (which it is) and flimsy. 22 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good looking, great value Well done JL. Modern, sleek and practical. I only knocked off a star because the instructions were not that clear but a young friend put it together for me quickly after a couple of queries. Looks attractive but relatively unobtrusive due to the receding line as the shelves get progressively less deep. I have not even had to screw it to the wall, having put the heavy stuff on the bottom couple of shelves. I like it so much I am going to get another one or two, another for my living room and one for my bedroom so I can stack jewellery boxes, hair stuff etc more elegantly than now. 21 February 2013
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