John Lewis Abacus 3 Shelf Bookcase

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Product information

This wide solid oak and veneer bookcase provides stylish and practical storage for any living room, hallway or study. It includes two adjustable shelves and one fixed shelf in the middle, providing ample room to display your books, DVDs and ornaments.

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Assembly Required
Self assembly required
John Lewis
Care instructions
Use dry cloth
Country of Origin
H74 x W137 x D80cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Oak veneer

Editor's Notes

The John Lewis Abacus collection features smart, contemporary home office pieces made from oak solids and veneers with a distinct grain. The great value pieces are simple and practical in style to complement any home décor. 

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


John Lewis Abacus 3 Shelf Bookcase 4.3 5 27 27
Excellent Value This item was excellent value for the money. Easy to assemble. Very well made.Would recommend. 01 April 2014
Stupid shelf supports Great bookcase, but the shelving supports are totally daft, as other reviewers have pointed out. First, the shelf supports use screws, so you need a screwdriver to change a shelf height. Secondly, the system doesn't actually work. Even once i had put the fiddly plastic brackets on, I found it impossible to get them so slot into the shelves. In the end i gave up and used the screws on their own. What is wrong with simple pins? 04 May 2013
John Lewis Abacus 3 Shelf Bookcase Solid bookcase at a reasonable price, however I had major problems putting in the two adjustable shelves. I see that others have also mentioned this. It took me 90 mins to build the book case on my own, and another 90 mins to get the two shelves in. At one stage I was regretting the purchase, but once it was finished and in-place I was pleased. Not sure I'd want to build another one though. 22 March 2013
No problems on assembly, looks good Instructions estimate 50 min assembly time for 2 people. Working on my own in a leisurely fashion I finished around 90 min with no problems and the end result looked good. As with all flat-pack furniture you need to take your time and make sure you are screwing everything in straight, everything is the right way around, etc. It is probably worth in particular taking your time over the little rests that the floating shelves sit upon. One reviewer said they had problems with the floating shelves. As long as you screw the attachments in properly you should find the fit snug but perfectly manageable. But I can see how one might have problems if one of the rests was screwed in a little skew-wiff. Anyway I didn't have any problems and I'm not exactly God's gift to DIY. 21 February 2013
Lovely bookshelf This quality bookcase is sturdy and of classic design. The assembly instructions were easy to follow. Thanks John Lewis :-) 30 December 2012
Useful bookcase Perfect addition to my home office, very easy to assembly, no problems at all. Instructions a breeze. 13 December 2012
Really good item Excellent product. Ideal for purpose. Very easy self assembly. 10 November 2012
John Lewis Abacus oak 3 shelf bookcase The bookcase is sturdy, well made and attractive. The assembly instructions could have been clearer. Overall very pleased. 28 October 2012
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