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BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer,

Price $ 79.00
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "

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 Number302.797.84

Product details

Narrow shelves help you use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space.

Adjustable shelves can be arranged 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

  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

    Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".

    1 stationary shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.

    May be used with BILLY corner hardware to form a stable corner unit.

    Can be used with BILLY height extension unit in the same width for added storage vertically.

    May be used with doors; available in different colors 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
    Main parts/ Side panel/ Plinth:
    Particleboard, Paper, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Fiberboard, Paper foil

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and 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 Bookcase302.797.84


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number302.797.84

    Width: 15 "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 81 "

    Weight: 53 lb 7 oz

    Package(s): 1


Beautiful BookcaseJawanna R.The bookcase doesn't take up much space. The color is deep and rich to act as a color accent to any room. And it only takes 10-15min to put together. Great solid wood bookcase.5
Great narrow bookcaseEvelyn G.This narrow Billy bookcase was excellent for the small space next to my alex desk in my office. It looks wonderful and it gives me the extra storage I needed.5
GreatAllyson C.Great size and does not take a lot of space but gives a lot of space to put things5
GoodNichole T.Item as described5
We need more size optionsSheri C.Billy bookcases are great, but we need more size options. The current options are too limited to maximize storage spaces available in our homes4
Easy to assemble, great price for quality!Krystal C.It tools myself twenty five minutes to assemble and anchor this unit to the wall. Instructions are easy to follow, the shelf is light weight for assembly and durable as a shelf. I highly recommend the Billy shelves for their versatility, price, and look!5
Great Shelf for Craft SuppliesDawn E.My husband assembled my shelf with a minimal amount of profanity and only a couple of trips to the toolbox. The most difficult part of assembly was finding an area in the house to lay the side and back pieces flat and still having room to work. I wish there was one more shelf. Shipping notifications were precise, and delivery was easy.5
Billy bookshelvesALEX S.Good quality easy assembly by instruction5
BookcaseCheryl A.Easy assembly and nice value5
Billly bookcaseCharlotte M.easy to put together, and got more to go with the one left when the grandkids moved out. I got 2 more to go under a window for things I needed to get out of boxes. I am short so they are on their sides and work great for my needs and the space they are in.5
The classic!Cynthia S.I bought a set of Billy shelves for my den to replace the ones that has been with me for many years that I did not attempt to take on my recent long move. I was disappointed that the shelves nop longer came in the teak-like finish I formerly had until I saw how fresh and bright the white shelves were in my new space!5
Does the job!Bonnie O.Not fancy… but practical and sturdy. Used a few of these for books in a home office. Perfect!5
Good stuffJonathan G.Easy to assemble5
Exactly what I neededSusan W.My son is a toy collector and this was exactly what I needed for his room!5
FunctionalRosina O.Units do exactly what is expected. It would be nice for IKEA to offer accessories that fit Billy shelves as well they do other IKEA units like baskets, etc.4
This is my 9th Billy!Sharon C.great quality for the price.5
Excellent choice!Melissa K.I have a white Allen & Roth closet system and needed a little extra storage since I do not have a linen closet. This fits perfectly in the front corner of my closet and provides the extra amount of storage needed. Perfect!!5
These bookshelves completed my office vibeMichael B.Super easy assembly and totally completed the look i was going for. 💯 recommend4
Billy bookcasesTOBY N.Happy with the way the bookcases fit and look.4
Great sizeLaura S.My office has a number of built in drawers and cabinets, but no bookcases. This slim, tall case fit perfectly and is just what I needed. Easy to assemble and mount to the wall. Great purchase!5
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "

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 veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet attached to things like particleboard 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

"It was 40 years ago I got the assignment to design a simple, functional and smart storage solution for books. I couldn't have imagined then that BILLY bookcase would wind up in so many homes across the whole 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 still one of my favorites and I hope it continues to be around for many more years."

Designer Gillis Lundgren