John Lewis The Basics Dexter Tall, Narrow Bookcase

Product information

This great value bookcase fits neatly into any living space and offers ample room to display your books and ornaments. It’s made from sturdy particle board and MDF with an oak effect finish and comes with one fixed and three adjustable shelves.

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fixed and three adjustable shelves.  

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Assembly Required
Self Assembly
John Lewis
Country of Origin
H176 x W40 x D29cm
MDF and melamine
Number of Shelves
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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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John Lewis The Basics Dexter Tall, Narrow Bookcase 4.9 5 10 10
Good looking & excellent value Extremely easy to put together, sturdy, lovely colour, and looks a lot more expensive than it actually was! Excellent value. 18 November 2014
Narrow Bookcase This was perfect for our spare bedroom which we've turned into a study. Size wise it was perfect to slot one side of a desk in a narrow gap. Assembly was straight forward and it is very sturdy. 18 June 2014
Excellent Value Product This narrow bookcase is an excellent piece of furniture for the price. It is easy to assemble and all of the pieces fit neatly (no gaps) together. Highly recommended. 20 April 2014
Useful, narrow bookcase. This bookcase is stylish and very useful in that it fitted into a narrow, hard-to-fill space in my office. It was fairly easy to put together, but needed two people for parts of the assembly. 25 March 2014
Outstanding Value I was apprehensive buying a 'basic' range but could not have been more surprised and delighted with it. It is sturdy, easy to build and does not look cheap. I would honestly recommend it as it certainly beats similar flat packs available. 18 March 2014
Great value for money I wanted a cheap, basic bookcase and this one fits the bill perfectly. I feel it's good quality for the price I paid although my husband said it wasn't as easy to put together as some of the other reviews suggested. He still managed assemble it alone though without too much hassle. I would definitely recommend this product. 12 February 2014
Excellent Quality for the Price Very plesantly surprised by the quality and sturdiness of the bookshelf especially for the price. It was easy to assemble even for an amateur. I would not hestitate to recommend this product. 17 January 2014
Great Good quality bookcase and a very reasonable price. Easy to assemble, looks great. Shelves you can move around at your will. I'm glad I bought it! 20 December 2013
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