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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown,

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 "

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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 Number202.638.30

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, Ash veneer, Stain, 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 Bookcase202.638.30


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 41 3/4 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number202.638.30

    Width: 15 "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 42 ½ "

    Weight: 31 lb 7 oz

    Package(s): 1

Small bookcase for closetMintaThis worked perfect to add a small bookcase inside my closet.5
Classic shelf is always reliableCARRIEWe have 15 of the tall Billys around our home and people often think they're built-ins. When we needed just a small shelf in the bedroom for extra books, this shelf was a no-brainer choice.5
The Smallest BillyANDREWIf the Billy family had a runt this might be it. Some folks overlook this Billy, He's not wide or tall like his siblings. Short, squat and not that impressive, let's face it. He's no Billy Idol or Billy Crudup, those guys are giants. When it comes to filling in the gaps and making all the other Billys work together seamlessly, this guy is the key. So don't dismiss this Billy, you may need him one day.5
Great bookcasePattiSturdy, looks nice, easy to put together, using iny craft room5
tall, thin bookcaseLauriePerfect bookcase for a small area... Kids room. Very easy to put together5
Finish quality is just okayTHOMASI wish the finish was higher quality and a solid black with no wood showing through. I also wish the edges were coated/stained as well instead of a plastic laminate. I am not sure how long the finish will hold up.4
Easy to assembleMariaThe Billy was so easy to assemble, my son did it for me!5
Always great quality.LizetteHave been buying Billy bookcases for the last 15 years.5
Billy Shelving UnitSusanSome trouble lining up the pre-drilled holes; some scratches on the sides of the unit4
fits greatMaryeasy to put together, fits well with other bookcases5
Great bookcaseBarbaraThis little guy may be small but actually hols alot. Sturdy, was easy to assemble,. All pieces present and no damage. I am happy with it.5
Works great for me.PhillipWorks great for me.5
Good little bookcaseSusanThis was easy to assemble and is sturdy and functional.5
very easy to assemble; sturdy,Suevery easy to assemble; sturdy, love the clean lines5
Best little thingEMELYSize is perfect for what I needed to display my action figures.5
Billy bookcaseSusanVery easy to put together!5
Son’s Christmas GiftCindyI was very happy with the bookcase that I had ordered for my son for Christmas 😊 My son just loves it and definitely will be ordering soon for another Billy Bookcase for his birthday this month to add to his other bookcase.5
Screws to affix the bookcaseAlanScrews to affix the bookcase to a wall are not included4
Exactly what we needed.CarolExactly what we needed.5
Just right!KathleenThis little bookcase is just the right size for the space and purpose for which we bought it. Simple lines goes with any decor style. Price was very reasonable, too.5
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 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