BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "

It is estimated that every five seconds, one BILLY bookcase is sold somewhere in the world. Pretty impressive considering we launched BILLY in 1979. It’s the booklovers choice that never goes out of style.

Article Number402.638.48

Product details

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.A simple unit can be enough storage for a limited space or the foundation for a larger storage solution if your needs change.Surface made from natural wood veneer.This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".1 stationary shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.Can be used with BILLY height extension unit in the same width for added storage vertically.May be used with doors; available in different colors and designs.Designer

Gillis Lundgren

Article Number402.638.48
  • Main parts:Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fiberboard, Foil
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle no402.638.48
    Width: 11 ½ " (29 cm)Height: 5 " (13 cm)Length: 81 ½ " (207 cm)Weight: 80 lb 8 oz (36.50 kg)Package(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase402.638.48

Product size

31 1/2 " (80 cm)
11 " (28 cm)
79 1/2 " (202 cm)
Max load/shelf: 
66 lb (30 kg)

Ratings and reviews

Valuetamara mckeenGood value for good price. 10/10 would recommend.5
I purchased 3 Billy bookcases.IMARYI purchased 3 Billy bookcases.I have an instant library wall that looks fantastic. I love the look.5
J’en ai 5 à laSUZANNEJ’en ai 5 à la maison je l’aime beaucoup5
classic look, very practical andNemaclassic look, very practical and easy to assemble5
Love all our Billys.JanineWe have 3 and they are awesome. We have plans to purchase at least 1 more.5
instruction fair, assembly fair, MDFPETERinstruction fair, assembly fair, MDF panels thin, be careful on assembly to use proper screws and bolt systems. Overall finish good4
Super tall bookcaseMoniqueThis is exactly what I was looking for, quality materials at a price you can afford. I didn’t get the doors but I love that I can go back and get the if I want to!5
We’ve owned Billy bookcases forAnneWe’ve owned Billy bookcases for years. They are the best value for money and look great!!5
Easy to assembleannaEasy to assemble5
Good value for the moneyAdrianGood value for the money1
Wrong pieceJanaeI really like it but the bottom piece was finished on the wrong side. There’s no way to flip it over and have it still fit.1
Flimsy HardwareDisappointed2021I have a half assembled shelf currently sitting in my house waiting for new hardware to arrive. I've never before assembled a product that came with cam lock nuts made out of plastic. Putting my shelf together things seemed to go fine until I got to the last 2 and they both cracked as plastic is so flimsy. They seem to have caught on the inside of the hole where the wood wasn't totally level. After one cracked and I ordered a replacement, I decided to take a couple out to check and others were cracked too. I've never before seen cam lock nuts that weren't metal so I was a little surprised about this part.2
storage for large childrens books, videos, dvdsJB00white colour fits in any room decor and shows off the contents better. easy to assemble but does require two people as the instructions noted.5
Perfect storage for my daughter toys collection!Olena44Very easy to assemble, looks great .5
great comicbook shelfing unitsbru42hello I have a lot of comics, so i bought the billy series in white at $62.15 cdn it is cheap to buy but it holds more than the standard comicbook box per shelf. the Billy has metal and wood pins to hold it together and metal pins to hold up the shelves. and it is easy to build within one hour to build. to date i have qty 15 and need a few more, like i said i have alot of comic books.5
Everyone needs a BillyBad SharonA good basic bookshelf. Easy to put together.5
jubo42Belle bibliothèque, bonnes dimensions4
Overall very goodNayara CoelhoI bought this for storage of goods, and it works very well in the compact space O have, and they look clean. The area is visually good with it.5
Ants64The shelf was easy to assemble.4


What is veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet fixed on things like particleboards to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak and beech and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.

Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

"It was 40 years ago I got the assignment to design a simple, functional and smart storage solution for books. I couldn't have imagined then that BILLY bookcase would wind up in so many homes across the whole world. I remember being especially pleased with the adjustable shelves and the depth of the bookcase - perfect for books. We were also able to transport it in a flat pack - an idea I was actually first to develop. The bookcase is still one of my favorites and I hope it continues to be around for many more years."

Designer Gillis Lundgren

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