GERSBYBookcase, white

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Loads of books but short of space? This shallow bookcase holds your series collections without taking up too much floor space. Perfect for bedrooms, hallways or smaller living areas.

Article Number702.611.31

Product details

Shallow shelves help you to use the walls in your home efficiently. They hold a lot of things without taking up much space in the room.

A simple unit can be enough storage for a limited space or the foundation for a larger storage solution if your needs change.

Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number702.611.31
  • Main parts:

    Particleboard, Plastic edging, Paper foil

    Side panel:

    Particleboard, Plastic edging, Plastic edging, Melamine foil, Paper foil

    Plinth front:

    Particleboard, Paper foil

    Back panel:

    Fiberboard, Acrylic paint

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • We recommend you secure this furniture to the wall with the enclosed safety device to prevent it from tipping over.
  • By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. That way, we take better care of resources.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

  • Assembly instructionsGERSBY Bookcase702.611.31


Width: 23 5/8 " (60 cm)

Depth: 9 1/2 " (24 cm)

Height: 70 7/8 " (180 cm)

Max load/shelf: 29 lb (13 kg)

    BookcaseArticle no702.611.31

    Width: 10 ½ " (27 cm)

    Height: 2 ¾ " (7 cm)

    Length: 71 ½ " (182 cm)

    Weight: 44 lb 1 oz (20.00 kg)

    Package(s): 1

Ratings and reviews

These are greatVeneetaI bought 2 of these and they went together with no problem. I used these for my craft area for storing all my yarn on and I'm thinking of getting 2 more. Love these.5
Good product with good priceBasharGood product with good price5
Easy to assembleSarahEasy to assemble4
I had planned to buyColleenI had planned to buy my favourite Billy bookcase but it was out of stock so I was pleased to find the Gersby bookcase. In the end, its slightly smaller size suited my needs better and I bought two for inside my kitchen pantry cupboard.5
Good bookcase for the price,AliciaGood bookcase for the price, nice and tall with 5 shelves for displaying books etc on.4
Good bookshelfWenHeight is perfect for our apartment, beautiful and simple design. Height of each block cannot be adjusted but we don’t find that an issue since we don’t have extremely large items to put on5
It is goodSYLVIAIt is good4
Great simple bookshelfKatherineGot this to replace my toddlers book/toy organizer as she's grown out of it. Got this one because it was simple and seemed to hold a lot. Have had it set up for a few weeks and it's holding up well and does indeed hold a lot! Thinking of getting a second one if she gets more books for her birthday in a few months!5
Perfect for my teenage sonsMICHAELAPerfect for my teenage sons bedroom.5
Fully satisfiedSukhwinderFully satisfied5
Good for kids books onlymohsenNot good enough for full row of heavy books Just for kids , teenagers book .2
Perfect sizeMELODIEPerfect size5
Does what asked of itR W.Easy to assemble. Given a lot of nails to fasten cardboard backing. Just needs some plastic covers for the screws that show on the sides.4
simple and classicAmyIt perfectly matches my desk with black top and white legs and store enough books and documents for me.5
GreatKatiaUse it as a shoe rack in my closet and looks great. Way less expensive, and the fit is perfect.5
Wonderful storage!KathyWonderful storage!5
Perfect for storageMandy88I love it. Perfect for storage if you have a small bedroom like i do. Only downside i had is i had to wait almost 2 months for it to get to my house but that's because of this virse thats going around and shipping was way behide.. but other that that im very happen with it took me 10 mins to put it together very easy.5
Very niceVarianMy husband and I bought this just last night. Easy assembling. A little wobbly but it holds our belongings just fine5
Great bookcase!Anonymous reviewerHave two of these already and getting a third soon. I was looking for a cheaper but still nice bookcase for so long and this is perfect! The shelves have a good amount of space and are very easy to put together. 100% would recommend!5
Great compliment for our Murphy bedPitt1Still in the box but we're happy with the purchase4

Our take on wood

Wood is the material most commonly associated with IKEA furniture, and for good reasons. It’s renewable, recyclable, durable, ages beautifully and it is an important part of our Scandinavian design heritage. At IKEA we believe that sourced in a responsible way, wood is a key change driver for climate mitigation. In 2012, we set a goal that by 2020 our wood would be from more sustainable sources. We are happy to announce that we have reached this goal and today, more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

Forests are critical for life on earth

Forests contribute to maintaining balance in the atmosphere, purify the air that we breathe and are part of the water cycle. They nourish wildlife biodiversity and provide homes for indigenous communities who depend on forests for their livelihoods. 90% of plant and animal species living on the planet need forests to survive. They provide sources of food, fuel, timber and many other ecosystem services that we rely upon. Sourcing approximately 19 million m3 of roundwood per year from some 50 countries, IKEA has a significant impact on the world’s forests and the timber industry and a huge responsibility to positively influence how wood is sourced. Responsible wood sourcing and forest management ensure that the needs of people dependent on forests are met, that businesses can work sustainably, that forest ecosystems are protected and biodiversity is enhanced.

100% wood from more sustainable sources

At IKEA, we work with strict industry standards to promote responsible forestry. We don’t allow any wood in our supply chain from forest areas that are illegal or contain high conservation values or from forest areas with social conflict. Before starting to work with IKEA, suppliers must demonstrate that they meet IKEA critical requirements on wood sourcing. IKEA requires all suppliers to source wood from more sustainable sources (FSC-certified or recycled wood). All suppliers are audited regularly and non-compliant suppliers are required to implement immediate corrective actions. By working together with our suppliers, we are proud to announce that we have reached our more sustainable sources goal, which we set out to achieve by 2020. Today more than 98% of the wood used for IKEA products is either FSC-certified or recycled.

IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030

As pressure on the world’s forests and the surrounding eco-systems increases due to unsustainable agriculture, the expansion of infrastructure and illegal logging, it is time to take an even more holistic approach to protect and support these important resources for generations to come. The IKEA Forest Positive Agenda for 2030 set out to improve forest management, enhance biodiversity, mitigate climate change and support the rights and needs of people who depend on forests across the whole supply chain and drive innovation to use wood in even smarter ways. The agenda focuses on three key areas: • Making responsible forest management the norm across the world. • Halting deforestation and reforesting degraded landscapes. • Driving innovation to use wood in smarter ways by designing all products from the very beginning to be reused, refurbished, remanufactured, and eventually recycled.

We accomplish more by working together

For many years, IKEA has partnered with businesses, governments, social groups and non-governmental organisations to fight forest degradation and deforestation and increase the volume and availability of wood from responsibly managed forests both for our own supply chain and beyond. We are on a journey to improve global forest management and make responsible wood sourcing the industry standard, contributing to building resilient forest landscapes and improve biodiversity.

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What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.