Tidy Books ABC Bookcase, White

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Encourage your child’s love of books and get them ready for learning with the Tidy Books Children’s Bookcase. The award-winning design makes books enticing to children because it displays the front covers, rather than the spines. It makes an ideal first library.

It holds 85 picture books of all sizes and the tactile 3D alphabet encourages natural letter recognition. It features handy back panels meaning books can’t slip down behind the bookcase. Designed by a mum for her children, this bookcase makes a timeless gift.

Safe for young children, it fixes securely to the wall so can’t be toppled and is finished in our safe water lacquer. Water lacquer has low VOCs so it’s better for the planet, and shows the natural grain of the wood.

Made from quality, sustainable lime wood with no MDF it will not bend under the weight of books. Designed by a small British company, each piece is handmade and therefore individual.

Please note: This Tidy Books bookcase is not freestanding and must be attached to a wall before use.

Dimensions: H115 x W77 x D7cm.

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White safe water lacquer
Sustainable lime wood and plywood

Brand Story

The Tidy Books story began with 3 year old Adele who, one day, couldn’t find her favourite book on the shelf.  When she pulled all her books off the shelf to find that special one, her mum, Geraldine suddenly understood that Adele needed a better bookcase.
You might be surprised, but good bookcases for kids did not exist in 2004. So, fuelled with coffee and a belief that bookcases made for kids should make sense to kids, Geraldine set to work late one night in her violin workshop.
Adele loved the bookcase Geraldine created. It was charming and simple, and because it looked so different, the bookcase caused a bit of a stir. Geraldine’s friends began to ask, “Can you make me one?”  And Geraldine swapped her violin making to set up the Tidy Books business, with just £500.
Geraldine’s belief; that designs for kids should be useful, practical and beautiful, is what lies behind her original Tidy Books creations. Since the first bookcase, the Tidy Books storage range has expanded to include the Bunk Bed Buddy, the Tidy Books Box and the Forget Me Not Memo Board.


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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very expensive for poor quality Lumps of paint, holes not drilled properly, holes not lining up, letters misaligned. So disappointed. 20 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Looks good Good quality bookcase dosnt take a lot of space !and looks good holds a lot of books little fingers can reach easily to take a book 04 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A lovely bookcase A lovely bookcase, really pleased with the shade of blue and the quality. It was also really easy to put together. It looks great in my little boy's bedroom. 19 March 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good Quality product I bought this for my Grandson, it is a good space saving design and takes many sizes of books. It is fairly easy to assemble BUT mine came without an allen key which is necessary to assemble. fortunately I had one that fitted but without this a very good product would still be in the box in bits. Hopefully all others come with a key, but worth checking. 31 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really lovely My little boy loved this book shelf so much I bought one for his bedroom and play area. It's really well made, very sturdy and durable. Very happy with this purchase. 05 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Useful and looks great We purchased the ABC bookcase to ensure my daughters books are always available and in the space we use most in the house. This bookcase not only does the job, it looks great and was really easy to put together. 09 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Picking a book without chucking them all on the floor My 20 month old daughter loves looking through all her books to decide which one she would like us to read, we no longer spend time picking them all up from the floor afterwards. She even likes putting them back on the shelves! 19 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent product lovely bookshelf, very easy to put together and all of my sons books fit in nicely. great that the books are displayed cover forward. Definitely needs to be screwed to a wall though as could be easily pulled over otherwise. A great buy. 28 October 2012
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