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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Rob Houghton » 02 Dec 2017, 11:44

Good to see you, Walter! Yes - luckily 'The Play's The Thing' just about fitted onto one of my bigger shelves - which has already been custom-made to fit a big similarly sized 'Musicals' book on it! :lol:
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)



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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby John Pickup » 02 Dec 2017, 20:51

I can adjust the shelves on my Argos bookcases to accommodate different sized books.
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 02 Dec 2017, 21:27

Eddie Muir wrote:I agree, Sue. IKEA Billy bookcases are excellent. I believe Anita also uses them. :D

Yes, we have Billy bookcases and find them brilliant. The shelves are adjustable, they're deep enough to hold two rows of paperbacks and it's possible to add glass doors and height extension units if you wish.
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Katharine » 08 Feb 2018, 15:04

Does anyone own corner bookcases, and if so, where did they get them from please? I've had a Google and the only ones I can find wouldn't fit in with standard book cases as they appear to be stand alone items, if that makes sense. What I am after is a set of bookcases to go along two walls and rather than waste the space in the corner where they would meet, I want something that would blend in between the two straight bookcases.

Any suggestions gratefully received. :D
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 08 Feb 2018, 17:16

IKEA do corner units for some of their bookcases, including Billy. We have Billy bookcases (they're available in different wood-effects and white) but we don't have any corner units. They look good though!

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/stor ... -29023398/
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Lucky Star » 09 Feb 2018, 12:41

Anita Bensoussane wrote: They look good though!

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/stor ... -29023398/


They do look good. Alas the price does NOT look good. :shock:
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Courtenay » 09 Feb 2018, 14:28

Here's a song that might fit the bill here — it even mentions the bookcase called Billy... :wink:

The Lancashire Hotpots — I Fear IKEA
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 09 Feb 2018, 14:32

:lol: I've heard the song before but it's worth hearing again!

Billy bookcases aren't dirt cheap but I feel they're good value because they're very tall and deep, they can cope with the heaviest of books and the shelves are fully adjustable.
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Katharine » 09 Feb 2018, 14:45

Thanks for the link Anita, they look great, but unfortunately the nearest IKEA doesn't have them in the colour I want, that's assuming I could even get there as it is about an hour's drive away from me, and would involve the M25 I think, so not a journey I would consider making myself, and I doubt there would be public transport there. :cry:
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Lucky Star » 09 Feb 2018, 15:00

Can’t you order them online and have them delivered?
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Katharine » 09 Feb 2018, 15:06

I'm not sure, possibly, but I would want to see some in the flesh as it were just to make sure they would be suitable for my needs. Also, colours aren't always that accurate on line, and measuring something is ok up to a point, but to me it's still not the same as actually looking at something in a shop.
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 09 Feb 2018, 16:13

Hope you find something suitable, Katharine!
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Courtenay » 09 Feb 2018, 16:57

Anita Bensoussane wrote::lol: I've heard the song before but it's worth hearing again!


Yes, I'd heard it before but hadn't seen the official video with the guys in front of the various IKEA backgrounds!

I have a Billy bookcase myself (a white one — not my choice of colour, but I'm not the one who bought it) and I must say it's brilliant. As Anita says, really deep shelves — you can do a double layer of books if you need to — and it's great how they can be adjusted to any height (only the middle shelf is fixed in place). It's definitely worth considering.
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Re: My Enid Blyton Bookcase!

Postby Katharine » 09 Feb 2018, 17:14

Thanks people, I've got one or two other possibilities in mind now, hopefully sooner rather than later, so will update you when I've got something sorted. :D
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