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BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer,

Price $ 69.00
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "

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 Number702.845.28

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.

    2 adjustable shelves included.

    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 Bookcase702.845.28


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 41 3/4 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number702.845.28

    Width: 15 "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 42 ½ "

    Weight: 28 lb 14 oz

    Package(s): 1


Good buySalpie B.Sturdy to hold heavy books.5
GoodMayada S.Good5
Functional but Quality IssuesRosina O.The units mainly were as expected, but some side panels had a printing issue were there were very visible streaks. I hid these sides against other units, but this would have been an issue on an exposed side.4
Never disappointedPhylicia K.I have used the Billy in many areas of my house. It never lets me down. This purchase I used the Billy to organize my pantry. I have noticed the price creeping up... don't like that but that's life right now.5
Great sturdy product!Anna R.These bookcases with extenders on top were the perfect fit for our living room.5
Height extension not possible on shorter Billy bookcasesJohn C.It would be nice if it were more clear in the materials that the height extending product cannot be used with the shorter bookcases. It is not mentioned in the "good to know" section on the website, and I did not notice anything in the store that indicates it won't work with just any Billy of the corresponding width, only the tallest one.4
Perfect for our applicationAudrey D.We needed a shelf to hold some supplies at a particular level. This bookcase has adjustable shelves and proved ideal for our use.5
Very useful, attractive bookshelfRoxie B.I have several of these. Simple to put together, sturdy and attractive5
L❤️VE. them! Perfect small footprint storage!MaryJane W.We stacked 2 vertically in two corners of small dining room ( both secured to the wall, of course!) , so we could remove large storage buffet. With the OXBERG doors, they have such a nice clean look that works well with most decor— kind of look like wall paneling. They really blend nicely into the wall corner area, & give us more usable circulation space in this white room.5
Perfect bookshelf!Brandy Y.The perfect size for the room. Used the Drona cubes. Love it!5
Perfect!Joseph A.Perfect!5
Sturdy bookcaseANTONELLAThe wood on this bookcase is thicker than your mother's gravy and won't crumble under the weight of a few books like your self-confidence did during college exams. If you need a small shelving unit to store your books or your knick-knacks and paddy-whacks, the Billy bookcase is a solid choice.5
Home officeJamieson S.Using multiple pieces to creat a built in look for a home office. These work perfectly.5
Suits my purposeYVONNE M.It fits the space well, was pretty easy to assemble and looks good.5
Billy goes together in aPauletteBilly goes together in a snap!5
Good ProductMarcoI needed a small book case and this worked very well. Looks great and stable.4
BillyMARYPerfect size for the space we planned to use it in and gives us extra storage! We bought inserts to make sure everything looked neat as well!5
Flimsy messGabriel M.This flimsy mess begins breaking down before you even begin to assemble it. I would definitely not trust to put the amount of books on it that are featured on the demo picture. Don't recommend. Instructions are not very good at all.1
Great bookshelfNatalieIt looks perfect next to the desk we got, love it!5
Billy BookcaseCeliaGreat purchase, very easy to assemble.5
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "

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