John Lewis Abacus Top Fitting Wide Bookcase

Product information

This wide solid oak and veneer top-fitting bookcase fits neatly over the Abacus wide cupboard or chest of drawers for extra storage. It includes two shelves, providing ample room to display your books, DVDs and ornaments and keep your room clutter-free.

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Assembly Required
John Lewis
Care instructions
Use dry cloth
Country of Origin
H100 x W80 x D30cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Oak veneer
Number of Shelves

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 delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
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  • International delivery not available


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Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bookcase Would be better with the backboard in the bottom shelf, also if the height ws the same as the bookcase from the range. It could do with being a bit taller to get foolscap files in and out., but happy with the product. 29 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great bookshelves I bought two ! I needed more space for my growing collection of Origami books, and these fit the bill perfectly. They now sit happily on top of a pair of floor standing bookcases I already have. Bear in mind these puppies are HEAVY ! Once assembled they are also cumbersome ! Be very careful or get help when hoisting them into position. Assembly was straightforward. THe instructions are terse but comprehensive. You do not need an Allen key as suggested, but I would recommend a cross-head (Philips) bit on a ratchet screwdriver to make things even easier. There was a good selection of separately bagged spare bits and bobs supplied, which I did not need. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase. 20 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lovely unit, but shame the shelves are fixed Although this is a lovely unit and looks great on top of the wide cupboard, it is a shame that both the shelves are fixed. It means that only A4 (not foolscap) files fit on the shelves. Easy to put it together. 05 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by looks good on the wide cupboard Product requires assembly, was put together in 40 minutes, the instructions are clear and all parts fitted together easily. It turns the large cupboard into a very nice piece of furniture for office, lounge or dining room. very good quality. 26 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good top for base unit Bought this to sit on top of the Abacus base unit. Its a good fit and the two pieces have assembled in to a nice unit 25 April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Won't fit an iMac We bought this a couple of years ago to sit on top of our Abacus filing desk. It's perfectly well functioning to a point and looks fine. However, we are about to buy an iMac and have worked out that the space is not high enough to accommodate even the smallest of the iMacs which is pretty annoying. The gap between the top of the desk and the bottom of the first shelf is only 43 cms high so only really works for a lap top. I wish we'd stopped to think about this before buying. Also, on reflection it would have been better to get something with doors on to hide away all messy filing etc 30 November 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by strong product good value well made,could do with a couple of strengthing brackets for support,and possibly an extra shelf for smaller books,but only minor faults 21 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good solid stuff Easy to assemble and solidly constructed. Slightly strange that the bottom section does not have a back. 23 October 2012
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