BILLY Bookcase, oak veneer,

BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 40x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, oak veneer, 40x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white, 40x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white stained oak veneer, 40x28x202 cm

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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 Number402.652.77

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.


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number402.652.77
  • 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.

    May be completed with extra shelves to add storage space.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Basematerial/ Side panel/ Plinth:

    Particleboard, Oak veneer, Paper, Clear acrylic lacquer


    Fibreboard, Paper foil

    Wipe clean with a cloth dampened in a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • Warning! To prevent this furniture from tip over it must be secured to the wall with the included wall attachment devices.This storage has been tested for public use and meet the requirements following standard: EN 16121.
  • By using particle board with a slice of wood as top layer instead of solid wood only in this product, we use less wood per product. That way, we take better care of resources.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase402.652.77


Width: 40 cm

Depth: 28 cm

Height: 202 cm

Max. load/shelf: 14 kg

  • BILLYArticle Number402.652.77

    Width: 38 cm

    Height: 7 cm

    Length: 207 cm

    Weight: 26.50 kg

    Package(s): 1


The best bookcase!Verified Buyer3rd one I’ve bought and not the last! It looks great, easy to build and there’s a lot of extras you can add on to make it very unique and fit your needs perfectly. Could recommend enough.5
Billy bookcase goodVerified BuyerVery happy, fits my daughters room well as her new clothes stacker5
Useful book shelvingVerified BuyerBought this to house the multitude of books I need for my course work. Bo not have much floor space in my flat's bedroom so went up instead of across. Does the job.5
Great value!Verified BuyerI'm so pleased with this slim/shallow bookcase - it fits perfectly in the small space I had available. It's well made and you can't go wrong with the shelf placement as there are many options. I also bought storage boxes, magazine holders and an extra shelf so now I'm VERY well organized.5
Value for moneyVerified BuyerNot the first time I have purchased from the Billy range and may not be the last Good value and work as designed5
Perfect pantryVerified BuyerUsed this (with doors) to create a little larder pantry in my kitchen. Absolutely perfect for the job5
New bookcaseVerified BuyerFitted together easy, looks good.5
Awesome valueVerified BuyerI was so surprised how easy it was to set up… I got three and my 7 yr grandson put one together ! It has multiple uses in my home…. A place for my fitness clothes in pretty pink baskets….a bookshelf and a storage shelf with thise pink baskets contrasting with the beautiful white…. Fabulous!!!5
New bookcasesVerified BuyerNeeded some corner bookcases and this one did the job along with two other wider ones. Easy to build and good value, would recommend.5
ExcellentVerified BuyerExcellent unit.5
Great ItemVerified BuyerCame on the day I had chosen. My item was well packed. Really easy to build nothing was missing. Great item for a great price.5
All went well until youVerified BuyerAll went well until you need to hammer in nails which went a bit wrong.. would help if there was a way to know that you are not going to miss or damage the shelf4
Billy 40cm bookcaseVerified BuyerFantastic piece of furniture. very well made and sturdy, perfect for my requirements.5
billy bookcaseVerified Buyerbought one last year very good so bought another5
Well made good Quality builtVerified BuyerWell made good Quality built for restricted spaces5
Easy to construct and veryVerified BuyerEasy to construct and very stable.5
LovelyVerified BuyerLovely5
Excellent. Always turn to IkeaVerified BuyerExcellent. Always turn to Ikea for storage solutions5
Value for moneyVerified BuyerValue for money5
Easy to paint then easyVerified BuyerEasy to paint then easy to put together. Well worth the money5
BILLY Bookcase, oak veneer, 40x28x202 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)