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 45 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good product, good price I am pleased with my bookshelves which were delivered promptly and I think are good value. Why not more stars then? The back panel comes as one piece scored into three sections with a concertina design. I found it impossible to hold it steady and slot it into the grooves provided on my own. I would have preferred it to have been supplied with tap in tacks or nails and attached in this way. Yes, the website does state two person assembly, you're right, but as I do not have another person to hand and still like to buy reasonably priced furniture, I bought it anyway. If it had been supplied with the tacks instead of the slot-in-groove, I would have said 4 stars, maybe even 5. I've got two at the top of my stairs, and they look very smart, even without the backs on. 18 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by no drawbacks This bookcase is just what I needed. It is strong and despite some problems in getting the back on, not difficult to assemble. 08 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good Shelving Unit I was recommended this product by my sister who has two of the smaller ones already. It's a little bit wobbly on carpet, but not enough to worry about it toppling over. It suits all my needs as I've got DVD's, Books, Photos, Ornaments and Snow Globes on them. This went nicely in my new flat as my previous unit I'd had for ages and had it not been ruined by the damp conditions of my flat, then I might have taken it with me. It was a change for the better is all I can say! 07 January 2016
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
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