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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price £ 29
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 40x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, oak veneer, 40x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white, 40x28x106 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white stained oak veneer, 40x28x106 cm

How to get it

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 Number802.638.32

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.


Gillis Lundgren

  • Different wall materials require different types of fixing devices. Use fixing devices suitable for the walls in your home, sold separately.

    2 adjustable shelves included.

    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.

  • 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.

  • Warning! To prevent this furniture from tip over it must be secured to the wall with the included wall attachment devices.
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase802.638.32

Weight & measurements

Width: 40 cm

Depth: 28 cm

Height: 106 cm

Max. load/shelf: 14 kg

  • BILLYArticle Number802.638.32

    Width: 38 cm

    Height: 6 cm

    Length: 108 cm

    Weight: 11.59 kg

    Package(s): 1


Billy unitVerified ReviewerGood quality easy to build only draw back is that there we could have done with a third shelf . Within the box and not having to pay for it.4
Bought to fit ina smallVerified ReviewerBought to fit ina small space and is just the right size4
Great bookcaseVerified ReviewerGreat little bookcase,seems well made, shelves are infinately adjustable and nice to be able to buy extra shelves5
All is good. Nothing elseVerified ReviewerAll is good. Nothing else to add.5
Very neat and perfect forVerified ReviewerVery neat and perfect for open shelving in kitchen.5
Great Bookcase!Verified ReviewerI bought this bookcase as an addition to other bookcases I have in the Billy range. It is a perfect fit and the ideal size for the items which are to be placed in the bookcase.5
Love this little bookcase.. fillesVerified ReviewerLove this little bookcase.. filles the gap I needed5
ExcellentVerified ReviewerQuick and Easy to build, fits perfectly where I planned and looks good, will definitely be buying more5
BookcaseVerified ReviewerDoes the job & looks well.4
The bookcase is great but returns policy is ridculousVerified ReviewerWe bought this bookcase for our home office and after putting it together it did not look right in the space where we wanted it to be. We asked all our friends whether anyone would want to buy it from us in a bid to save on a trip to Ikea again. Sadly no one needed a bookcase so we decided to return it. It was our second return to Ikea ever and recalling smooth process about 7 years ago we made a long tril back to the shop just to find out that they DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS!!! So beware next time you buy anything from Ikea as you may end up out of pocket if you make a slightest mistake in your measurements of judgement on how the furniture will fit in your house. This will definitely put us off from buying in the future.1
As expected it was anVerified ReviewerAs expected it was an ideal piece of furniture for storage of books behind a closed door.5
Evergreen productVerified ReviewerEvergreen product4
Very Good productVerified ReviewerIt fitted well into our lounge very pleased with it.5
Good productVerified ReviewerGood product4
Typically BillyVerified ReviewerGreat product, just what we wanted.5
PerfectVerified ReviewerGreat bookcase for a small space. Perfect for what we need.5
Office furnitureVerified ReviewerGreat5
Brilliant itemVerified ReviewerBrillant, used as a book shelf for my daughter.5
A handy little shelf unitVerified ReviewerThis is a small unit and not as deep as most Billy bookcases which made it perfect for a space just inside my living room. The 28cm depth means that it doesn’t get in my way. The unit is very solid and quite heavy and I like the dark finish. With a Bullig basket as a bottom drawer it has great capacity. I bought two to stand next to each other and they have a clean, neat look.5
Purchased for my son toVerified ReviewerPurchased for my son to finish off his study5

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.

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)