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meringue33 Mon 01-Dec-14 20:55:19

Does anyone know of a much cheaper alternative to this?

Seems an insane amount of money!

PS I am getting my son some fun Christmas gifts too. This just seemed like a practical one! smile

meringue33 Mon 01-Dec-14 20:55:44

Oops forgot linky
m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/tidy-books-tidy-box-natural/p231024459?sku=231024459&kpid=231024459&s_kenid=6252422c-62d8-6969-132d-00002d58950e&s_kwcid=403x147103&tmad=c&tmcampid=73&kpid=231024459#page_loaded

Elvish Mon 01-Dec-14 21:01:37

We have something like this which does the job and looks ok in the living room.

RedKites Mon 01-Dec-14 21:08:52

This from GLTC is a bit cheaper (and you might find a discount code on top) although it's not as big, looking at the measurements.

meringue33 Tue 02-Dec-14 18:27:14

Fab tips thank you smile

Snoopytwist Tue 02-Dec-14 18:45:09

There's one here and there's a mumsnet code I've used before that gives 10% off - MUMSNET

Blowninonabreeze Tue 02-Dec-14 18:52:33

Do you want to be able to carry it around?
If not verbaudet do several book storage options similar to this one

User100 Tue 02-Dec-14 19:19:55

Sadly I have no ideas but would also love one of these! £79 is just insane!!

I think the verbaudet one with a discount code is the cheapest I've found. Still £40 or so hmm

Surely there must be a cheaper one?!

meringue33 Tue 02-Dec-14 20:14:36

God bless MN
I agree, £40 is still loads!
Think Elvish has the right idea going for something generic and loads cheaper!

thatsn0tmyname Tue 02-Dec-14 20:19:44

You can get some lovely book sling shelves that are slim fitting to the wall. Can't link on the tablet but Google 'book sling shelves'. They display books very nicely.

Elvish Tue 02-Dec-14 21:34:52

Something like this do you mean Thatsn0t?

GoogleyEyes Tue 02-Dec-14 21:38:20

We have this:
www.amazon.co.uk/Childrens-cardboard-bookcase-toddler-bookshelf/dp/B004A823M6

Five years in, two kids, still being happily browsed and used. I highly recommend it.

DearGirl Tue 02-Dec-14 21:45:04

We use several of these around the house as toy boxes and book tidys IKEA

Mitchymatchy Tue 02-Dec-14 23:25:19

I think the right size normal box or magazine rack will do the job near enough, as PP have said.

Another idea if you have the wall space is something like this: www.ikeahackers.net/2011/03/repurposing-spice-racks-into-childrens-bookshelves.html

thatsn0tmyname Wed 03-Dec-14 15:57:50

Me again, apologies for the late reply. Yes, that's what I had in mind

Christmasbargainshopper Wed 03-Dec-14 20:45:29

I have used ds's trunki as a book tidy with two compartments. The books sit up quite nicely in each side. It was going to be a temporary measure, but it looks quite smart.

<only helpful if you have an unused trunki lying around>smilegrin

traviata Wed 03-Dec-14 21:22:04

this

AmeliaPeabody Wed 03-Dec-14 22:22:09

I don't think the tidy box is expensive, comparatively speaking anyway. We bought our kinder boxes from school supply shops, but they're bigger and more expensive still, but very sturdy and well made.

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