BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 40x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 40x28x202 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

Shallow shelves help you to use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space.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 corner fitting to form a stable corner unit.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/ Side panel/ Plinth:Particleboard, Paper, Ash veneer, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fibreboard, Paper 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.:902.638.36
    Width: 39 cmHeight: 7 cmLength: 207 cmWeight: 26.50 kgPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase902.638.36

Product size

40 cm
28 cm
202 cm
Max. load/shelf: 
14 kg


ExcellentVerified BuyerAffordable sturdy bookcases5
Versatile unit for an officeVerified BuyerThe Billy comes in various colours and sizes. We bought this unit and a bigger one to refurbish our office. Very happy with our purchases4
Great storageDinesy27Great value storage. Matched with Oxberg doors they have provided a good value storage space that looks good5
Excellent size shelf for limited room spaceWanderlustMummyPerfect height. Decent prize. Just what I was looking for. Still can't put IKEA stuff together by myself, but those who do, did this with relative ease.5
Great value slvesPobsI bought this in Glasgow. Despite the lockdown queues and long route through the store, it worked out well. Great instructions and easy to assemble.5
Display cabinetJu30Lovely cabinet , good quality easy to assemble.5
Perfect for storage....allygib18we bought this product as an addition to the other billy bookcase unit we already had, so we wanted to extend the display unit. It is good quality but was slightly disappointed that the oak veneer was very different to the original ones. The shade and grain affect are very different and noticeable. I understand different batches can vary but not as much as this...... I am now considering to put a light Stain on it to try bring it to the same colour4
Great picturesJoancajoExcellent product, simple to build and lots of storage5
Great storage unitLesley 13A great narrow book case although i miss-calculated its depth as the storage boxs are a bit deep ,however we adapted it unstalling it away from the wall and its worked a treat, still safe and fixed . Its really good because its set back and doesnt overpower the space ,but provides great storage.4
Perfect bookcasesTwigletcatVery easy to put together and do the job.5
Billy book caseMohamed12Ideal for displaying ornamental Itiems and Filing5
Julie 5Love this item! Nice clean lines - not fussy . Practical and good value.5
Perfect affordable bookcaseGlasgow ModernistReally great bookcases - I've bought these thinner versions compared with the wider ones as the shelves don't sag if, like us, you have lots of large heavy books.5
Perfect.DevonJaneExcellent products. Full up already. I bought 3 and wish I had ordered another of the narrower ones. They are a very good price but with delivery charge more than the price of the small one I won't be doing that.5
Amazing for my potter collectionCherrywallisFor 8 years now, I have been trying to find the right bookshelves for my big Harry Potter collection. THESE ARE PERFECT! So amazing with the other Billy bookcase .5
Great space saving bookcaseBooks make a homeThis narrow bookcase is perfect for a tight space, it’s exactly what I wanted and I am very pleased with it.5
Perfect for shoe storageChalaaaaEasy to assemble, looks lovely with our shoes in. Neat and tidy5
Need bigger cut outs for skirtingOxmumof3Cheap but practical, looks good, but the laminate had lifted a little on one corner & needed to be glued back down. Biggest problem is that like many places we have lived, the cut out for the skirting board is far too small for taller skirting- we managed to adjust with a jigsaw, but would love ikea to look again and offer different cut out options as I’m sure this is an issue for lot’s of people.3
Name a more iconic bookshelf. I"ll wait...CorneliaFI now own 3 Billy bookcases, and the fact they come in variable sizes and colours means I can make the most of the space I have. They have very good depth which means I can store more than just books as well which is very handy. I love the huge number of holes to adjust shelf height as I have such a variety of books to store I can make the most of the space too. Also, knowing I can add doors to make them into cabinets is handy incase I ever want to repurpose them.5
BILLY is the bestIKEAgroupieWhat can I say? BILLY bookcases are the best. I've lived all over the world, and I've always had BILLY bookcases. So handy, sturdy, and so easy to assemble. A great bookcase for an extremely reasonable price.5

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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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 40x28x202 cm