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.
Adjustable shelves; adapt space between shelves according to your needs.
BILLY corner fittings make it easy to build storage in corners and keep the bookcases in place.
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.
May be completed with BILLY height extension unit in the same width for added storage vertically.
Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
Particleboard, Paper foil
Fibreboard, Paint, Paper foil
Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.
Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
This furniture must be fixed to the wall with the enclosed wall fastener.
Not a corner bookcase!Verified ReviewerIt is literally just three singular tall shelves. There is no way to join them. And if you have carpet like we do then they don't balance properly and have to lean, so you can't even just place them in a corner position as they lean at different angles. I don't understand how on earth it can be advertised as a corner bookshelf when it's not. False advertisement, huge waste of money for us.1
Beware of high skirting boards.Verified ReviewerNice enough corner solution but the cutout at the bottom for the skirting boards is not hight enough for most modern homes which tend to have high skirting boards. The back isn’t deep enough and the lowest shelf isn’t high enough to allow for a decent cut out. This now means we’ll have to do go to a DIY store and build a platform to raise it above the skirt. If you want to fix to to the wall (which we do) without it looking wonky, this is the only option. PLEASE MODIFY THE DESIGN IKEA!!!2
Good solid bookcaseVerified ReviewerGood solid bookcase, and fairly straightforward to assemble. I ended up buying extra shelves so I can use it to store CD's.5
BrilliantVerified ReviewerDelivered on time no missing parts excellent to build
Good value for money. NotVerified ReviewerGood value for money. Not the easiest item to put together. Enlisted the help of IKEA assembly expert who did an exceptional job in less than an hour. Many thanks.4
Billy Corner SolutionVerified ReviewerDid the job.5
billyVerified ReviewerHas really freshened the room up and given it a different feel.4
Fits perfectly into corner ofVerified ReviewerFits perfectly into corner of living room5
BillyVerified ReviewerWhat a brilliant piece of furniture! Trying to redesign my kitchen and realising I needed something to disguise a corner and make ‘stuff’ like cookery books available, the Billy is the answer. Delivered when advised, easily put together (by me a 70 yr old woman) and erected, its sturdy, clean and ‘does what it says on the box’!5
Love the billy but againVerified ReviewerLove the billy but again had to order more parts as very poor1
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.
What is particleboard?
Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill leftovers – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a resource instead of possibly 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.