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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown,

Price £ 80
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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; 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.


Gillis Lundgren

Weight & measurements

Width: 80 cm

Depth: 28 cm

Height: 202 cm

Max. load/shelf: 30 kg


Awful Quality. Waste of Money.Verified ReviewerAwful Quality. 2/5 of the Billys I bought disintegrated as a was putting them together and are unusable ( I had to throw the out immediately. Can share pictures. Also for Billy height extensions - I just got another normal Billy instruction booklet - which doesn't cover the extensions - so if the remaining billy don't crumble to pieces i'l have to work out how to add the extensions. 1
Overall a good simple bookVerified ReviewerOverall a good simple book shelves. Value for money.4
Good qualityVerified ReviewerVery impressed with Billy. Quite easy to put together. Good quality. Everything fits together well5
Billy BookcaseVerified ReviewerWould have been perfect if wall fixings had been included.4
Good valueVerified ReviewerGood value5
BILLY bookcaseVerified ReviewerGood piece of furniture for anywhere in the home5
Quality has declinedVerified ReviewerI have bought Billy bookcase for many years. This latest purchase is disappointing. The chipboard seems very flakey, the holes for the various bit of metal are messy and the tighteners now are of plastic and less robust.2
We bought this with theVerified ReviewerWe bought this with the doors and it looks great 👍🏼5
Extra shelvesVerified ReviewerPurchased 2 x 36cm & 1x 72 cm extra Billy bookcase shelves but the 4 metal support pins enclosed with each shelf were wrong size, too small for holes and just fell out. Luckily had picked up correct size at customer services as I left the store otherwise I could not have used the extra shelves.4
Love the colourVerified ReviewerLovely bookcase The dark colour a good contrast to my pale carpet.5
Looks good holds loadsVerified ReviewerI bought 2 so to sort out everything in my back bedroom. When fitted which was reasonably easy to do I realised I could get a third in so ordered another, now have back bedroom back as it should be5
Without customising, they are only so-called bookcasesVerified ReviewerI bought four of these. Alas (but fortunately discovered before I had assembled all of them) the shelves are too thin to properly support a full row of books - they will start to sag alarmingly at the middle - by 5mm. To fix this I had to attach two vertical strips of wood to the back of each bookcase, and fix the shelves to them using plastic corner blocks (the chipboard is too thin to screw anything directly into the rear of the shelves). Even with that, there is still a couple of mm of sag showing and the shelves that had the 5mm sag have not returned to their original flatness. Really only purchased because of the availability of the glass door fronts - they look good and it is hard to find bookcases with this option. The shelves are fine for displaying knickknacks and ornaments, and for the readers of paperbacks I suppose - but for heavy hardback books, forget it! A4 binders also do not fit - the shelves are too shallow.3
The organizer that goes with all decorationsVerified ReviewerFantastic5
Reliable as alwaysVerified ReviewerI had one 30 years ago and I still think it’s a great bookcase. Easy to put together on my own and does the job perfectly. And still great value :)5
BillyVerified ReviewerAlways reliable product.5
Max. load/shelf: 30 kg for a bookcase is a jokeVerified ReviewerI bought 2x of those for my books and magazines. After a month all of the shelves started bending inwards. IKEA advertises the product with fully loaded shelves and calls it a bookcase but it is simply not suitable for books storage. Shame and pity, no support from customer services as well.1
GoodVerified ReviewerI'm happy with the product, I have plenty of space for books. I'm worried about formaldehyde because I heard that it can be in particle board and someone in my family had a headache, feeling sick but I don't know whenever that's caused by something else.3
Discrete and StylishVerified ReviewerLooks good when shelves are filled.5
Fits perfectly in our spaceVerified ReviewerFits perfectly in our space sturdy piece of furniture5
Great productVerified ReviewerAs always great quality and easy to put together5