BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 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.

Article Number702.638.42

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.2 shelves included.May be completed with doors; available in different colours and designs.Designer

Gillis Lundgren

Article Number702.638.42
  • 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.
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase702.638.42


Width: 80 cm

Depth: 28 cm

Height: 106 cm

Max. load/shelf: 30 kg

    BookcaseArticle no.702.638.42

    Width: 31 cm

    Height: 13 cm

    Length: 110 cm

    Weight: 20.50 kg

    Package(s): 1


PerfectVerified BuyerUnfortunately I hadn’t realised that the doors came in a pack of one so needed to revisit the store. The assembly and quality is perfect for the new office.5
Billy bookcaseVerified BuyerGood study and easy to put together. Holds everything I need. Only slight comment is the cut out for the skirting board is too low for my skirtings.5
bookcaseVerified Buyerreally good vslue5
BookcaseVerified BuyerLooks smart and easy to assembly5
Beautiful qualityVerified BuyerBeautiful quality5
Big enough and well madeVerified BuyerBig enough and well made5
quality has been reducedVerified Buyerpurchased 2 billy bookcases. Top of 1 the plastic veneer began to lift when I just wiped it over with a damp cloth. Have same item many years and this never happened. I am very unhappy especially that your store is closed for lockdown.2
Billy bookcaseVerified BuyerWe love the billy bookcases, but this new white one isn’t as well made as the one before, and is slightly smaller than previous one although supposed to be same size.4
New book cases.Verified BuyerMoving into our new house. We needed plenty of good clean shelves. These Billy book cases are just what we wanted. Great value, easy to put up and with a little work, they look like real fitted furniture.5
Looks more expensive than it actually isVerified BuyerOnly negative is the holes, for anchoring unit to wall, can be seen, easy to paint/cover up5
Ok for priceVerified BuyerSeeks to have lost the quality these used to have. Backing is awful and like paper3
Perfect..does the jobVerified BuyerPerfect..does the job5
One of several Billy bookcasesVerified BuyerOne of several Billy bookcases I have. Very practical and smart.5
It"s a book case.....Nigel_NMy review of these Billys was declined for inappropriate language which I could not identify, so I deleted it all.4
Very poor qualityrutarugVery disappointed by the bookcase. The standards have declined since I bought my first Billy bookcase. I won't be buying any more.2
ReliableJannBHave used Billy products for years and it is good to know that the quality and range have remained consistent over time. The colour scheme matches my requirements and the versatility means it can be used anywhere in the house including the bedroom5
Billy bookcase - did the jobMaxParkGood bookcase for the price. Box arrived partly opened. Bookcase had chip in it.4
Classic!Colin the decoratorClassic bookcase looks really good5
Perfect for anywhere in the houseNvdwNeeded a cupboard narrow size for in the kitchen. I use it for jars, glasses and cups. Wish I could add extra shelfs. It's great, practical and easy to assemble5
good product multi purposealan bottassembly very easy perfect finish5
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 80x28x106 cm

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 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 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

"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."

Designer Gillis Lundgren (1929-2016)

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