John Lewis The Basics Dexter Tall, Wide Bookcase

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This great value bookcase makes the perfect addition to any living space, offering ample room to display your books and ornaments. It comes with one fixed and three adjustable shelves and is made from sturdy particle board and MDF with an oak effect finish to suit any home interior.

With John Lewis quality at reassuringly low prices, our The Basics range has everything your home needs for the day to day.

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Assembly Required
Self Assembly
John Lewis
Country of Origin
H176 x W80 x D29cm
Furniture Range
MDF and melamine
Number of Shelves
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


  • 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 4.1 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Very easy to put together, I managed to do it myself and at 8months pregnant. It looks fantastic in my little girls room! 24 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by John Lewis Tall bookcase This was delivered on time and the delivery man brought the bookcase to the room I wanted it in . It was easy to assemble and looks great. It was a very good price and I am pleased with the end result 11 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Value I was surprised at how sturdy these bookcases were for the price paid. My only criticism would be the complicated instructions. I had to employ someone to build them. 27 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sturdy bookcase Brought this to replace an old bookcase and am very pleased with the product. Easy to assemble with plenty of space for all the books. 28 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Solid and looks good Good value, seems robust, easy to assemble, looks good. Just right for our study. 04 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Useful storage Very good value for money and easy to assemble, even by one person 04 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by I've bought ten of these now! The fact that I've gone on buying these until I had ten of them says it all really. My spare room is lined with them all round its walls, and everything is much more tidily stored as a consequence. The instructions could have been a bit clearer, and I think the estimated construction time is overoptimistic, but I got the gist of them very quickly. One detail that wasn't obvious until I was building my first set is that three of the shelves are actually adjustable - this gives considerable scope for varying the width of shelves according to their intended use. 21 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great value product Easy to assemble, sturdy enough to hold many books of varying sizes, instructions easy to follow and no parts missing or damaged - a steal at the quality and price - well done John Lewis. 14 July 2015
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