BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "

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 Number402.797.88

Product details

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.This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.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.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.Designer

Gillis Lundgren

Article Number402.797.88
  • Main parts:Particleboard, Paper, Birch veneer, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fiberboard, Foil
    WoodWipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle Number402.797.88
    Width: 11 ½ "Height: 5 "Length: 81 ¼ "Weight: 84 lb 5 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase402.797.88

Product size

31 1/2 "
11 "
79 1/2 "
Max load/shelf: 
66 lb


utilitarianruthAffordable. After the first one, easy to assemble.5
Gift for ParentMaryGift for my Dad. He needed a replacement bookcase. It wasn’t available in the color I wanted so I went for the lighter color instead… it worked out perfect.5
Easy to setup and install.CharlesEasy to setup and install. Nice and sturdy.5
Billy bookcase - low costCHERYLBilly bookcase - low cost shelving alternative4
These shelves never disappoint!CorinneThese shelves never disappoint!5
Holds books really wellLIZZYWe have lots of Billy bookcases, so when our student son needed book storage for his student accommodation we naturally went and bought another one. Easy to assemble, sturdy enough for textbooks, would have bought a wood coloured one but due to lack of stock went with the white.5
Fairly easy to assemble forLauraFairly easy to assemble for one person.5
Great bookcase, clear instructionsJacobEasy setup. Feels strong! Delivered on time!!5
It"s worth the price ...amazing.NursedaIt's worth the price ...amazing.5
Just What I Was Looking For!CrysThis was everything I hoped it would be and still so much less expensive than others like it. It doesn't bend or bow under my (sometimes double stacked) books, and I love the notch cut into the back side to allow out to be flush to the wall despite baseboards. I have already begun recommending this to friends and family and plan to buy more soon!5
Great storagePhyllisGreat storage5
Very good!ClaudiaVery good!5
Billy Bookcase in BirchClaudiaFYI - If you own the older version, this is a different texture and shelf set up. This one feels more like real unvarnished wood and won't match the original smooth finish from several years ago.5
Great purchase!OpalVery versatile and an all around wonderful purchase. Very pleased5
Great look charming priceEunaVery handy easy to set up5
Great bookcase great priceLisaGreat bookcase great price5
It’s great!!!DianaIt’s great!!!5
Totally love these bookshelves.SusanTotally love these bookshelves.5
Billy!MelanieLove love love! Billy is simply the best!5


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

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