Rated 5 out of 5
by PracticalLibrarian Bookshelves are a Great Value!
Ordered these bookshelves after looking around for something sturdy, the right size, and that wouldn't break the bank. They arrived undamaged within 4 days of my order. I needed assistance getting the cartons in the house, but I was able to assemble the shelves by myself. The package even included the tool needed to assemble them! They sit firmly on the floor without any wobbles, and they look great on either side of my new gas fireplace. I ordered them in Ivory which is ever-so-slightly different from the white fireplace, but it works. It would be nice to have a 'white' selection. They fit in great with my antique/Shaker decorating. They are not solid hardwood, and they are not custom made, but they are an excellent value for the price. I would highly recommend them.
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanLoyal0401 Attractive and sturdy, but heavier than expected
Piece was relatively easy to put together, but I could not bring the un-assembled box upstairs (where eventual bookcase will live), and had to employ a strong man to help bring the piece into the house from front steps delivery! Expected real wood, painted (due to the price: it's rather expensive) but judging from it's heaviness, it's probably "press-wood" (so, this is my one disappointment, and it would've been a lot lighter if it were actual painted wood). I brought the pieces upstairs one by one, and it was fairly simple to put together (by myself, did not need help). It's very attractive, and I own a matching bench in same style/line/color, so it looks great. Ultimately a handsome and sturdy piece. Holds quite a bit of books, files, photo albums, and still looks neat in the room.
February 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hope4theBest It's the right height
My former bookcase was too tall, and this is just right. It's sturdier than I expected. It had a small nick I was able to fill in that was there before shipping. The shipping box was beat up, but no harm to bookcase. I don't care for the spacing of the holes for the shelves. My previous bookcase had regularly spaced, frequent holes that made it easy to figure out how to put up the shelves. This has large gaps that fetter imagination. When I put in the shelf pegs, they fell out on their own. All of them. We figured the holes were too large, so put tape around the pegs to make them fatter, and then they stayed in the holes. It's hard to be impressed once tape is used to fix it. Feels expensive for what I got.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OysterPondView Perfect piece
Needed bookcase for a TV and cable box for small space in kitchen.
Lovely, perfect solution. Holes were cut in the back to accommodate wires.
Very happy with it.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HermitGirl Very Attractive Bookcases
These are very attractive bookcases and hold a lot more books than you might think. They were not difficult to put together at all. I ordered white and they look good in my office.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Balkansinger Attractive and functional
I've ordered several pieces in this Painted Cottage line, and love every one. This bookcase was very easy to put together and looks great! The finish is exactly as pictured. The size is perfect for my relatively small living room.
November 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Compost74 Painted cottage bookcase
Coloe, etc is fine...construction not as good as cottage desk
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dragonchews Exactly what we wanted.
Arrived in perfect condition; easy to assemble.
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 6bd13 Sturdy & Well Made
Well constructed & great finish which is what LL Bean is noted for, arrived in less than a week and above all easy to put together.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Friendofsophie As advertised
Easy assembly, attractive detail
June 19, 2013