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Delivery Time

In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together.


Orders equal to and under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value.

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All shipping charges are based on the original retail price of the product prior to any discounts being applied.

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We offer Two Business Day or Next Business Day Expedited Shipping on many items. Expedited orders received by 4 pm ET Monday–Friday are shipped the same day.

Expedited order cut-offs may vary during weeks surrounding a federally recognized holiday.


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Oversized handling fee - $20-$40 per item

Truck Delivery

Delivery Time

Generally available for delivery 2-3 weeks after shipping.


Threshold Truck Delivery

  • Items are unloaded by the driver and placed inside the first-floor doorway, garage, or covered area of your choice.
  • If the home is a multi-dwelling building, the items will be delivered inside the residence.
  • Assembly not included.


In-Home Truck Delivery
- add'l $35 per item

  • On many larger items, like furniture, you have the option to upgrade the delivery experience to In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • Some items only ship via In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • With our In-Home Truck Delivery service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed.
  • Assembly is not included.

What To Expect For Truck Deliveries

  1. After your items have shipped, you will be contacted by our delivery partner to schedule a day and 4 hour window for your delivery.
  2. When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances that could impact your delivery including, but is not limited to:
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  4. On the day of delivery, our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home.
  5. Please prepare for your delivery by ensuring clear pathways and removing any fragile items that could be damaged during the delivery. Our delivery provider is unable to move any existing furniture.
  6. Our delivery experience is contactless and your signature is not required. If you observe an imperfection, notify the delivery team and either refuse the item or contact us at 888-263-9850 for a resolution.
  • Share any restrictions or
    special circumstances
  • Ensure that all items will
    fit through access points
  • Ensure pathways
    are clear
  • Remove fragile items that
    may get damaged
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Weekend/After-Hours Delivery

Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas for an additional cost.

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Cortona Library Bookcase is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Library Complete Very sturdy with doors that move easily. This product is so well made. No issues with multiple pieces - we bought three and they align perfectly. LOVE this so much for our office "library".
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Corona library bookcase I bought 3 of these and the corner unit and l love them. The height is perfect for putting things on top and/or hanging on the wall. Well made and a very appealing backdrop in the room. Very happy.
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cortana Library Bookcase It’s a beautiful piece of furniture! The bookcase arrived within 2 weeks and assembly of the sliding doors took just minutes. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cortona Library Bookcases We ordered 3 of these units and they are everything we expected. We filled the wall with these units, side by side with no issues at all. The hardware is brilliant. So easy to adjust every way that you might want. LOVE THESE!
Date published: 2019-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bookcase Great bookcase- I’m using to store and display handbags. It’s perfect and well made!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bookcase This book case is perfect. It holds so much and completes the room.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bookcase I am so happy with tis purchase! We originally bought the piece for our living room but due to an error in measuring it didn't fit. I ended up putting it in the dining room and using it more as a hutch - it looks great!
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These bookcases were exactly what I was looking for. They are very large. I bought three and they have really warmed up my home and made the room feel cozy. Plenty of room for displays as well as books. (My photo does not show all of the family portraits that I added.) Three cases are approx 11 ft long.
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful bookcase/storage unit Lovely bookcase aka storage unit! It looks great and is exactly what I was looking for. The only slight negative is that one of the doors seems to stick/hesitate when it is being closed
Date published: 2022-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pretty but the door is a problem, I love the bookcases even though i decided they were too big for the room. I am giving one each to my son and my daughter to use in their houses. One of the doors does not slide properly.
Date published: 2020-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful bookcases, but door problems at first I bought two of these bookcases, and am very pleased with them now. Assembly wasn't too difficult, for which I am grateful. Each bookcase has two sliding doors which roll on tiny wheels in a groove of the bottom of the bookcase. Two of the doors didn't roll correctly; they dragged and caught. At first, I thought the doors were defective, and was bracing for the hassle of trying to get replacements. But then I started fiddling around with the tiny wheels, which can actually be adjusted up or down. Eventually, by fiddling for a few hours with them, I was able to get the doors to roll correctly. They totally transformed my room, so I'm very happy with them now.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cortona Bookcase I waited a long time to find the perfect bookcase and finally I found the Cortona bookcase. I wanted it for my den, but once I got it home I found that it was not suitable for the den. I now have it in my bedroom which turned out to be perfect. Didn't expect the unexpected, but it turned out to fit perfect. Thanks Ballard Outlet
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cortona Bookcases I love the looks of it in the catalogue and in my home....just a little disappointed with the fact that when all four pieces are put together side by side they are not all level on the top shelf.....once they are filled, the dynamic changes and I've had to prop the back of the piece against the wall with something to move it forward to make it somewhat level on the top. I called Ballard and they said they'd be sending me someone to help out with this issue. The bookcases do sit on carpeting and I have adjusted the screws at the front foot of each of the bookcases - but I think that there needs to be those adjusting screws in the back foot of the bookcases as well. We shall see how things go when Ballard's person comes out to adjust! Hopefully all will be well because I love the look, the sliding doors work beautifully and look nice too.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad Bookcase Bookcase is beautiful but the doors do NOT slide easily and are very hard to move open to close. I would not recommend this bookcase as for anyone looking to use it daily. I have called twice to customer service but to no avail. Would not recommend.
Date published: 2022-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lighten up the interior, and consider the shippers The bookcases are ok. There is one hole for the shelves that is not pushed out, and of course it is the one I need. Also, It would make sense to paint the inside white, as everything looks dark. Shipping was VERY disappointing. One case arrived upside down with a huge hole in the box. Resulting in the back of the case having nail pops. These cases are expensive, I expected the delivery to be better.
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall happy, but be prepared to assemble. The bookcase is well made and looks great in the space. I'm happy with purchase. I'm not happy w/ how the doors lay, seeing I had to self assemble there is a small misalignment on the right side door. I am not super mechanical and have tried w/ great frustration to align to no avail. I was surprised, given the price of the cabinet it did not come assembled.
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from quality We order two,one was broken when they deliver had to wait another two weeks for a replacement they are ok
Date published: 2020-03-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok on its own, not good with multiple sections The unit itself is nice, but as other buyers have noted, the pieces don't always match up in height. My corner section was 1/4-1/2" taller than the bookcase and I ended up putting it in a different room. (Ballard offered to take it back, or discount it - I didn't want to deal delivery and repacking so I took the discount.) As a stand alone piece it works just don't plan on putting multiple units together.
Date published: 2019-04-22
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