BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 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 Number502.638.38

Product details

Narrow shelves help you use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space.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.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.May be used with BILLY corner hardware to form a stable corner unit.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.
  • Main parts:Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Side panel:Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Plinth front:Particleboard, Paper foil
    Back:Fiberboard, Paint, Paper foil
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • At least 50% (weight) of this product is made from wood fiber, a renewable material.Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle no:502.638.38
    Width: 15 ¼ " (39 cm)Height: 2 ½ " (6 cm)Length: 81 ¼ " (206 cm)Weight: 46 lb 1 oz (20.88 kg)Package(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase502.638.38

Product size

15 3/4 " (40 cm)
11 " (28 cm)
79 1/2 " (202 cm)
Max load/shelf: 
31 lb (14 kg)


sturdy and sleekCarlossturdy and sleek5
Great looking bookcase. Great bookcaseOzzie0309Great looking bookcase. Great bookcase for my card making supplies5
Just the right size iJaivileineJust the right size i was looking for5
Suitable for a Narrow SpaceChilliMomIt was hard to find a bookcase to fit into a narrow space in my small apartment, so I was very happy that Billy came in this width of 15 3/4.5
Great shelvesLmgtlI bought thia for my walkin closet and its great!!5
Dependable storage at a reasonable priceTKTOThis is one of many Billy bookcases I have purchased over the years as I've always been happy with how straight forward they are to assemble (this Billy bookcase is a breeze for one person to assemble in a short amount of time), how easy they are to keep clean and how great they look in any room setting. The shelves are easily adjusted post-assembly and additional shelves are available for purchase should you find you need more.5
Great shelving low priceGreat shelfA nice added addition to the laundry room4
Ants64The shelf was easy to assemble.4
BernmanceIt fits exactly in my new bedroom5
Great storage for moviesOttawa161Great storage for movies.5
Great little shelf!DRRDWorks perfect and holds lots of books / movies. I wish the actual shelf (inside measurements) were also given. We had to change our original DVD placement plan because they didn't quite fit.5
Perfect laundry room storageWyboThis piece is the perfect size for our small laundry room. A bit narrower than the regular Billy bookcase yet allows for sufficient storage for laundry products & supplies.5
Cuite bookcasecc103it can almost hold my books... I hope they can come wall mounted one.4
Ivana CHappy with the simplicity and classic look! And function5
Shelves are not stableMark099Shelves are not stable and it falls down if in one side it’s heavyweights book and other side it’s light weight book. I bought this for my kids and found it’s not safe for them as racks are no stable. It would be great if I get money back or proper replacement.1
Good for storageNOTLBBWe bought this for storage in our work-out room. We also purchased two half-doors so it made a great storage closet. It might not work for heavy items, but it works great for our use (mostly work-out clothing). It was easy to put together and easy to install. My only complaint would be that the knob on one of the doors would not screw in properly and so it will remain forever loose.4
Great for awkward tall cornersRyan000001Very happy, used it in a weird corner location in the bed room that otherwise was wasted space and it’s perfect.5
Display shelfChan 001Have a small space and want to display , this shelf has the perfect size4
ikealiadamaged part. low quality product.1
Billy never disappoints!EreeCPBilly has been my “go to” bookcase for years. I am a bit sad that the pine one is no longer available - it was my favourite, but I still love the versatile sizes and configurations that are possible and the ease with which they are assembled!5

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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BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "