BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x202 cm

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.


Product details

Adjustable shelves; adapt space between shelves 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 fixed to the wall with the enclosed wall fastener.Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.Min. ceiling height required: 205 cm.1 fixed shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.May be completed with BILLY height extension unit in the same width for added storage vertically.May be completed with doors; available in different colours and designs.Designer

Gillis Lundgren

  • Basematerial:Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fibreboard, Foil
    Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • At least 50% (weight) of this product is made from wood fibre, a renewable material.Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle no.:402.638.48
    Width: 29 cmHeight: 13 cmLength: 207 cmWeight: 36.50 kgPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase402.638.48

Product size

80 cm
28 cm
202 cm
Max. load/shelf: 
30 kg


Always rely on Billy.SueswendAlways great value and good looking, too.5
Fits perfectlyRosie29This bookcase fits perfectly into the alcove in my living room. My daughters partner put it together very easily and the shelves can be spaced as you want them.5
bryony96Looks great and fab value for money5
FamiliarSBP1965We always go to Ikea when we need extra storage and Billy is our bookcase of choice, we have more than several in our home. Excellently easy to assemble, great that you can have different style shelves and doors if needed.5
Perfect bookcaseDianeCorshamReally easy to put up and looks great at the top of our stairs5
Great bookcaseNiknak79Great quality , sturdy , easy to assemble , looks great , holds a lot of books !5
Great storageTracy and TonyExcellent quality. And it looks great.5
Perfect StorageJ London 12Excellent buy. Solid. East to assemble. Good price.5
Perfect storageDiybaneGood value storage. Bought both the open bookcase and one with panel/glass doors. Sits discretely in my hallway providing organised storage and displaying precious items5
Great bookcaseKaz 537We bought this for new house, easy to put together, loads of storage, looks great5
VersatileLu FisherExcellent value for money. My son now has plenty of storagr space for books and dvd's etc.5
Perfect Craft Room StorageMick FExcellent for storing books and resources5
Great storagePeggy2012Bought 2 of the bookcase for an office. Great bookcases, however the fitting are poor. The carcass fixing fitting are plastic instead of metal. Such a bad step back. I snapped one tightening it up. Be very careful. The pins provide for the back panel are far too few. I’m sure the price is ok for these bookcases but the quality has gone back over.4
Once put together, can never be dismantled.maxinegpThe current design for Billy has changed from the older model - it is now put together with bolts that go into plastic locking 'nuts' and once any part is put together, you can't take it apart again. We put a shelf in back to front and couldn't remove it to put it in the right way round. This means that once assembled, you would never be able to disassemble to move it to another room or even to dispose of it. You would have to saw it up or smash it up with a hammer. As one 2 metre bookcase weights around 32 kg. you are stuck with it wherever you've first installed it. We have a Billy bookcase bought some years ago which is put together with metal screws and Allen keys so it's easy to take apart and put together again if you want to move it to another room. I would advise strongly against buying this unless you are sure you will never ever want to move it or dispose of it in the future.1
Great for all our booksBookworm 2020Billy bookcase. Does what it says on the tin .........great value.5
Sturdy productRebecca 10Great quality,very impressed with how sturdy it is once built.Very easy to assemble and holds loads of things,you can choose the heights of the shelves too,which is useful for either tall books or short stuff like CDs.The price is a total bargain,and it's very modern and stylish.We love it.5
Great shelves for the money. Happy shoppersSS mum 05Great shelving unit for small bedroom. Always happy with our Ikea purchases.5
Simple bookcaseMYOBEasy to assemble, makes a sturdy bookcase5
Fills the space beautifully.pabsdadI've used Billy in a couple of rooms and have been pleased with the reults. The fact that you can mix and match Billy units to fill the available space is great. The option of high gloss white as per some of the Kallax units would be welcome.5
Disappointed and feeling cheatedMrsManuWe bought three billy book cases (also doors). The first one we opened had some scratches and the kit that contained the screws etc was already open. Many parts were missing. And asked ikea to give them. And assembled the piece. The one with missing parts were just giving away with each screws and parts we put. It was falling apart and the particle board was disintegrating. What are we supposed to do now??? We then did the second one. That was not disintegrating like the first. And was okay. But the doors were the problem for both. See my detailed review in the doors section.1

Designer thoughts

"When I got the assignment to design a simple, functional and smart storage for books, I couldn’t have imagined that BILLY bookcase would wind up in so many homes across the 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 one of my favourites and I hope it will be around for many more years."

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