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


I love this bookcaseMarkeishaThis book shelf is really functional and sturdy. I have used it as a shoe rack in my walk-in closet. It matches well with my closet shelving.5
Good for organizing closet orEMMA G.Good for organizing closet or books.5
Just as good as ever!BarbaraI have bought several over the years. Great amount of storage for the money. LOVE the notch at the bottom back of the unit for the moulding on the wall. Makes the bookcase fit so much better to the wall. It can really hold a lot of weight too!5
Can"t go wrongTiffanyAlways a great buy! Lately (in 2020-2021) they seem to be limited on stock.5
LoveCYNTHIAMy family loves the billy shelves because they are affordable and versatile.5
Hey it’s really cheap what did you thinkIhabExactly worth what you are paying for3
BillyNancyI love it! The quality is great. It is sturdy and easy to assemble. Have ordered more in different sizes.5
Easy to assemble and greatJuan D.Easy to assemble and great quality.5
Great, basic bookshelfEdgarThis bookshelf is very easy to put together, is quite sturdy, and looks good enough for any room.5
Like having all the holesMICHAELLike having all the holes for multiple shelf placement and allowing space for extra shelves. Color is great on each panel. Have 3 cases next to each other and they match nicely. Just wish they were a little more in depth. And a bit more closer in price to the plain white unit, that is where is lost stars in my opinion.4
Great ProductYARITZAIt was the perfect choice5
It looks amazingVeronicaIt looks amazing5
Need bookcasesRickperfect for my needs5
Love itLATONYAHas so many uses let your creative juices follow....5
easy peasyCHRISTOPHERTook about a half hour to put together. No swearing whatsoever!5
Great productEarthaI bought this to used for shoes in a walk-in closet and it worked out! I would definitely buy this again.5
Perfect sizeDianaBookcases in general are easy to put together, this was ni different. Goes great with the malm furniture in the room.5
WonderfulMelissaJust what I needed!5
Versatile and StylishElizabethPerfect with an extra shelf for storing my rubber stamps in DVD cases. Easy to assemble5
PerfectNatalieIt’s exactly what I thought it was. A basic book case and that’s all I want.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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