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The Tidy Books Personalised Bookcase in Pale Grey

The Tidy Books Personalised Bookcase in Pale Grey

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The Tidy Books Personalised Children’s Bookcase - Design your first library.

Sprinkle some magic when you give a personalised Tidy Books Bookcase. When your child’s name is on their bookcase, their first library is theirs to own and love.  

The award winning Tidy Books Bookcase will encourage your child’s love of books and get them ready for learning. Unlike others, the Tidy Books Bookcase is easy for children to use because our original front-facing design is practical and makes books enticing. An ideal first library.

Designed by a mum, the Tidy Books bookcase was the first front facing bookcase for the home, and it changed the concept of what a ‘good’ kids bookcase should do.   

The design of the shelves allows your child to pick out books for themselves; the bookcase aligns with Montessori child-friendly principles, so you are more than likely to find your child curled up, with a book!

Choose letters from our chic colour range. Your child’s name will be created in our wooden letters. Perfect for little learners to trace their fingers around.  

  • Holds up to  85 books of all shapes and sizes.  
  • Dimensions: H 115cm, W 77cm, D 7cm.
  • Tactile 3D letters encourage natural letter recognition.
  • Made from sustainable wood  with no MDF; better for the planet.
  • Quality limewood which will not bend under the weight of books.
  • Back panels mean books cannot slip down behind the bookcase.
  • Handmade finish**
  • Finished in our pioneering water lacquer which is safe, virtually odourless, and better for the planet.  
  • Safe for young children; fixes securely to the wall.  Fixings supplied.
  • Self-assembly with full instructions supplied.  

Invest in your child’s future; shop now for your personalised Tidy Books Bookcase and get your child reading.  

How to order

  • Choose letters in up to 3 colours  to create your child’s name. See the coloured letters available  in our palette.
  • There is space for up to 10 letters.  
  • You will receive a proof of your personalised bookcase for you to approve.
  • If you have any questions, or special requests, please contact us directly on 020 8520 4647, or email us at
  • Please note.  Once you have approved your bookcase,  you cannot cancel or return your order. Please see our terms and conditions for more details.


  • Free delivery, via DPD usually takes within 10 days of placing your order. You will receive a text when your order is on its way.
  • Products marked as sold out will be delayed. In this case, please refer to the product image for delivery times.  


**Our designs are handmade and finished with water lacquer. We could have coated the wood with a thick, solvent based acrylic, but we made an ethical choice. Water lacquer is a safe and eco-friendly finish that shows the natural imperfections and grain patterns in the wood. It means your product will have a natural vintagey look in style and finish, with the charm of a handmade product made with natural materials. Water lacquer has low VOCs which means no nasty smells. It’s better for the planet, the producers and your family. Find out more details about our water lacquer and handmade finish on our How we Manufacture Page.


Holds up to 85 children's books


H115cm  x W77cm x D7cm

Assembly Required



Sustainable solid lime wood and lime plywood (No MDF)

Replacement parts

Available to order from us when you need them.


Fixes securely to the wall. Can't be toppled.

Safety tested

Manufactured to safety standard BSEN1727

Originality guaranteed

Copyrighted and trademarked design


Fitting your bookcase to the wall

The bookcase is designed to rest on the floor,  at about 5cm from the wall. For safety, you will need to screw the top of the bookcase into the wall. The bookcase will lean towards the wall at a slight angle, leaving space for dado rails and skirting boards.

For your child’s safety, we leave the screws uncovered.

The bookcase is designed for very small children to use, and a cap or cover on the screws would be a choking hazard.  

The heights of the shelves mean small and large books fit neatly.

Small books don’t get lost, and large books have a home on the differently sized shelves.  The dimensions of each shelf are:

  • Top, open shelf: height 31cm
  • Second shelf down: height 23cm.
  • Third shelf down: height 18cm
  • Bottom, fourth shelf: height 27cm


Just a reminder, each shelf is 77cm wide and 7cm deep.

Our product story


"Everything I make is designed to be fun and enjoyable for children, to draw them in and foster their sense of independence.

Your first library should have your name on it!   After all, it's the beginning of the whole world opening up to you:  Where will you go and who will you meet in your first books? I created the personalised Tidy Books bookcase to put kids in charge of their books.

I make sure all my designs are stripped back to keep them looking stylish so they blend easily into a home. It’s about creating a timeless classic that can be passed down through the generations.

My designs give kids the freedom to discover their world by themselves- because kids really do know best."

Geraldine, Founder and Designer of Tidy Books


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  • Personalised Pale Grey Finish
  • Personalised Pale Grey Finish
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  • We will send you a proof of your design
  • Free delivery within 10 working days*
  • Handmade, Eco Finish in Natural Vintagey Look**
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