Tidy Books Bookcase, Natural

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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 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.

Requires fixing to a wall.

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H115cm x W77cm x D7cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Natural safe water lacquer
Sustainable lime wood and plywood (No MDF)

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.

Q & As

Rated 4 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Accessible way for children to choose books. I purchased this for my son who loves books but can never find the one he wants! He loves this bookcase and it looks really attractive in his bedroom. I've found you can lean it up against the wall if you don't overload it, and can then move it around the room if you change the layout. It takes quite a while to put together and for the money I think they could have assembled some of the smaller parts! Overall, pleased with the product and would recommend. 04 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by perfect for my children Love this bookcase. Easy to follow instructions to put it together and fix to a wall. I have one in each of my children's bedrooms and they use it all the time to organise their books. Several nice colours and designs to choose from. Highly recommended. 23 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect, very pleased! Great design and my kids use it all the time. It looks lovely with all the books showing. It was quick to put together, and I like the fact that it fixes to the wall. I'd recommend this anytime. 22 September 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by very disappointed We are very disappointed with this item, it arrives in lots of pieces and literally took one hour to put together, it is very flimsy and it is not explained when buying it that cannot stand alone and needs to be screwed in to a wall which does not suit our child's room, we shall be giving it away. 06 August 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect for book-loving children We bought this for our 3.5 and 2-year-old. They have always loved books but before we kept them in baskets and they would occasionally dig around in them but would usually read the books on top of the pile. Now, they can see all the books and they take them out regularly throughout the day. At night we tell them to get a few stories each and it just works really well. The only downside is that our son sometimes stands on the bottom shelf and are worried that it might tip and fall on top of him 11 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ms G. Beckford I am very pleased with this item, have already recommended it to a friend! 25 June 2011
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