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


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Poor quality ... This was more expensive than others I had looked at, but I decided it would be worth the extra for the JL quality. However, it was far from the standard I expected. The paintwork was quite patchy, and there was damage to a couple of the shelves, to the point where I had to touch it up with some white paint! The overall effect looks good, and I have had some compliments on it, but as for the quality, tut-tut, John Lewis - not good enough! 11 August 2015
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
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