I am not sure if it is a goog idea to buy a tall bookcase with drawers at the bottom, or any tall bookcase, to place in the living room. I have this vision of dd climbing on the shelves/pulling drawers and the whole thing toppling over.
dd, who is 2, has already tried to kill herself by pulling out all the drawers from her chest, and of course the whole thing fell on top of her...
could you buy it and fix it to the wall? ds2 pulled his wardrobe on top of himself once as he was trying to reach something from the top shelf and we got some fixings after to attach it firmly to the wall.
No, you are not being paranoid, that's the reason why most tall bookcases come with a fabric tape that you screw to the wall and the top of the bookcase. You can get a metal "L" from B&Q and get them screwed to the wall even if the tapedoesn't come with them. HTH