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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price £ 110
BILLY Bookcase, oak veneer, 160x28x202 cm
BILLY Bookcase, white, 160x28x202 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 Number790.178.37

Product details

Adjustable shelves; adapt space between shelves according to your needs.


Gillis Lundgren

Weight & measurements

Width: 160 cm

Depth: 28 cm

Height: 202 cm

Max. load/shelf: 30 kg


billy bookcaseVerified ReviewerGreat bookcase, with adjustable shelves.4
Clutter, buy,build,tidy roomVerified ReviewerRelatively easy to build, read the instructions and anyone can do it. Bought 2 so to declutter my back bedroom. Realised enough space to add a third so off to Gateshead IKEA we went and purchased. Makes the room bigger now everything put into this strong good looking bookcase. If your thinking about it, don’t, just order for a clean tidy room5
Billy Bookcase/shelvingVerified ReviewerAmazing5
Perfect solutionVerified ReviewerHaving a small box bedroom which is long and narrow the Billy bookshelves have been the ideal solution for my storage requirements.5
GreatVerified ReviewerGreat5
Love Billy BookcasesVerified ReviewerI love a Billy bookcase. I have many. These are the cheapest in white and fit perfectly with my other white IKEA furniture in my sewing room. I have 7 Billy Bookcases and some are over 25 years old. Survived 4 house moves and are still as solid and perfect as the day they were put together. This is why I love them. They are made to last and are so adaptable with different colours, sizes and different doors to change their looks. They've gone up considerably in price in recent years though which is the only downside. But still much cheaper and more functional that other brands of bookcases.5
Did the job good qualityVerified ReviewerDid the job good quality easy put together5
Billy BookcasesVerified ReviewerThey look really really good, better than I expected.5
Solid unitVerified ReviewerBought this for son. Very good and solid.5
value productsVerified Reviewervalue products5
Great bookcaseVerified ReviewerDoes the job great and for the price it’s an absolute steal5
- Thicker mdf than expectedVerified Reviewer- Thicker mdf than expected - Big & sturdy - Easy to customize/Hack5
Great bookcasesVerified ReviewerEasy to assemble, loads of space for books, easy to clean.. what’s not to like ?5
As always, a great classicVerified ReviewerGo together so quickly, and once attached to a wall so very sturdy - very impressed as always with the Billy range5
Great product. Easy to putVerified ReviewerGreat product. Easy to put together. Looks amazing.5
Poor qualityVerified Reviewerjust like the PAX I ordered. flimsy, poor quality nothing like it used to be. This is not going to take apart and remake several times like previous Billy3
Billy bookcasesVerified ReviewerGreat items. Sturdy, and very well made. Easy to assemble, and good value for money.5
White clean beautiful. Cheap andVerified ReviewerWhite clean beautiful. Cheap and cheerful. Look good. Just the job5
Brilliant buyVerified ReviewerBrilliant buy5
BrilliantVerified ReviewerI have filled a whole wall with these. They look amazing. Such good value for money.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.


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.