Review – Tidy Books Bookcase

Written by Lauren on. Posted in Baby Products, Reviews, Uncategorized

Our final review product as a Tidy Books Ambassador is their flagship product, the Bookcase.  The bookcase was designed by the owner of Tidy Books, Geraldine, in her violin workshop when she couldn’t find a suitable bookcase for her children.  It is designed for children with rounded corners and wall fixings along with the standard Tidy Books non-toxic, eco-friendly water lacquer.

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The Tidy Books Bookcase can hold 85 children’s books of varying shapes and sizes and can feature a colourful 3D alphabet on the front.  I chose the plain white Tidy Books Bookcase because I originally wanted it to go in Dot’s bedroom which is white and purple.  When it arrived I started setting it up right away and found it fairly straight forward but with a fair amount of screws.  One thing that I was a little bit disappointed by was the exposed screws.  It would have been nice to have something to cover over them so that they aren’t as obvious.

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The Tidy Books Bookcase is a lot bigger than I envisaged so once assembled I realised there wasn’t enough room in Dot’s room for it.  I started to look for other places and was delighted that it filled a space that would ordinarily be totally wasted.  Being only 7cm deep the Tidy Books Bookcase fits really nicely in the gap but it does bug me a little bit that there is a big gap down the side.  It needs to be approximately 2 inches away from the skirting board at the bottom which I assume is to stop the books from leaning forwards and falling out but it leaves an untidy gap.  I would rather the side piece was larger so that it could sit flush with the wall or at least the skirting.

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The whole point of the Tidy Books Bookcase is to get children reading.  They judge a book by its cover so only being able to see the spines on ordinary bookcases doesn’t make reading an appealing activity for them.  I have to say since getting the Tidy Books Bookcase all three children have been helping themselves to books a lot more which I’m thrilled about.  It also makes it a lot easier to tidy the books up at the end of the day.

The Tidy Books Bookcase has an RRP starting at £135 and would make an absolutely fantastic present for a child of any age.  Originally it was meant for Dot who loves books at 1 more than the boys ever did but now it holds books for all three children.  Like all Tidy Books products the quality is outstanding and it comes with a 7 year guarantee so is definitely a worthwhile investment.

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