BILLY Bookcase, white,


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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 Number104.019.31

Product details

Adjustable shelves, so you can customise your storage as needed.

A simple unit can be enough storage for a limited space or the foundation for a larger storage solution if your needs change.

Article Number104.019.31
  • 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 doors; available in different colours and designs.

  • Material
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Side panel:
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Plinth front:
    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.
  • By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. 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 Bookcase104.019.31


Shelf, depth: 38 cm

Width: 40 cm

Depth: 40 cm

Height: 202 cm

Max. load/shelf: 42 kg

  • BILLYArticle Number104.019.31

    Width: 40 cm

    Height: 8 cm

    Length: 205 cm

    Weight: 29.19 kg

    Package(s): 1


Billy BookcaseVerified BuyerBooktastic!!5
BillyVerified BuyerGreat5
UsefulVerified BuyerVery useful, clean and simple design.5
These deeper tall Billy bookshelvesVerified BuyerThese deeper tall Billy bookshelves are easy to assemble. are good value because of the height and storage space, the shelves are study and will hold a lot of weight. I buy a few packs at a time to save on delivery cost. Highly recommend5
Ideal Next To FridgeVerified BuyerFantastic easy to build and nicely standing next to the fridge with all books inside5
Perfect!Verified BuyerI was looking for a less wide and higher bookshelf for a small space in a Victorian house with high ceilings. This one is perfect. I would highly recommend it. And buy more in the same Billy range.5
Billy was exactly what iVerified BuyerBilly was exactly what i wanted to keep my files and books on. I was so pleased, I bought a second one to keep my craft items where they could easily be reached. It was easy to follow the instructions and once fixed to the wall feels very secure. I'm very pleased with my purchase.5
Perfect bookcaseJane2020Great price , used ours for displaying my handbags. Easy to put up .5
Good quality shelfDove2020Very happy with this product. Third time I buy these shelves. Good quality, nice finish.5
Perfect insert for our wardrobe.BethybBilly bookcases are so versatile and perfect for many different storage solutions. Excellent value for money.5
Good solid shelvingJoleslyShame this size does not come in the colour I wanted4
Great storageolusia45Great storage, good quality for the price. Easy to a assemble.5
William1966Great piece of furniture !!!! Fantastic price!!! Does what it says in the brochure5
PerfectDmlkDoes what it says on the tin5
Perfect Size!MummyJWe had a 40cm gap in our bedroom and this fitted perfectly! Great with the KALLAX boxes too!5
IdealSheila55This is perfect for holding all the a4 files and books. Very nice with tulsta boxes too!5
Bethy Beth .......Great value, easy to build.5
Great storageegnaVery sturdy and does not take up much space.Good strong adjustable shelves.Says 2 people to build but was able to do it easily on my own.5
PerfectBobbWe use Billy as a home “office”, ideal size, bought both the single and the double, they are perfect, put the doors on and keep your “stuff” tidy. I cut a hole in the back panel and have my printer and shredder in Billy, leads through the back so no seen. All my stationery, pens etc in one tidy place. You can use the doors to customise, used wallpaper, to match the room, perfect. Would recommend5
Absolutely perfect!Kate1874Fabulous and versatile unit, suitable for storage or display in any room and utilise that normally wasted space high up!5

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 particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of 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. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.

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)