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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price £ 80

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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 Number904.019.32

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.

Weight & measurements

Shelf, depth: 37 cm

Width: 80 cm

Depth: 40 cm

Height: 202 cm

Max. load/shelf: 42 kg


Brown Billy's with doorsVerified ReviewerI opted for the brown billy bookcases and brought the doors that were 3/4 glass and wood. The quality of the product was great and looked more expensive when assembled. They were easy to build and took no time at all. I brought 3 and secured them together with a wood drill and screw. They hold so much and perfect for my needs.5
ExcellentVerified ReviewerKitted out my workroom which now looks amazing and has loads of storage5
GoodVerified ReviewerGood5
Sturdy shelving unit which willVerified ReviewerSturdy shelving unit which will hold lots of books and toys.5
I love BILLYVerified ReviewerI nudded4
Great sturdy item.Verified ReviewerGreat sturdy item.5
GreatVerified ReviewerStright forward to assemble...and great value for money5
Made my room look soVerified ReviewerMade my room look so tidy5
Fantastic valueVerified ReviewerI bought these shelves for a specific project as they are deeper than the others and they are perfect for my needs. Instructions for building are clear and I had no trouble putting them up. The only niggle I have with them is the cut out at the back is not quite big enough for my skirting boards which meant sitting them flush to the wall was a bit more challenging. Other than that I am completely happy with them5
Storage for books, boxes etc!Verified ReviewerI have bought & assembled a number of Billy bookcases of various sizes, finding always that they are packaged well, the parts are exactly as listed, the diagrams in the booklet are easy to follow, and the resulting assembled unit is very strong and looks good. Positioning & adjusting shelves is simple. I am in my 80s & small, so pensioners shouldn't be put off!5
Perfect for my studioVerified ReviewerNeeded deep storage and these 40cm deep ones are perfect. I also got the 28cm deep ones. Great that you can mix and match. get extra shelves and doors to complete the look. Easy to put together on your own and sturdy when built5
ExcellentVerified ReviewerBrought these for spare bedroom storage. Excellent buy. Plenty room on the shelves. Very sturdy. Easy to assemble. Look good too5
Perfect storageVerified ReviewerVery big enough for books I really like it5
Perfect For Home OfficeVerified ReviewerPurchased for home office revamp to replace older Billy bookcase which was still going strong after 15+ years. Fantastic price, great quality & easy to assemble. Looks the part.5
StorageVerified ReviewerPerfect for my daughters room looks great5
Nice design bad partsVerified ReviewerThe bookcase is a lovely design and fits the purpose for what we want it for. Unfortunately on a few panels the white laminate is not stuck to the chipboard so makes it look abit tacky.... unfortunately the only way to get a replacement is another 4hr round trip as they refuse to send out a replacement for the damaged part.....3
cupboardVerified Reviewerexcellent and just what I wanted5
Life changinģ.Verified ReviewerThese are so brilliant, i started by covering one wall of my 3 year olds room in the deep billy bookshelves. Brilliant. she can clearly see all her toys, nothings on the floor and its easy to tidy up. Then i put them in my sewing room, now i am all organised, and now iv started getting them for my other kids. Now we are all organised.5
Perfect sizeVerified ReviewerLooks great in the living room4

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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)