Bookcase, black-brown15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "

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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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x41 3/4 "

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.

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.

2 shelves included.

May be used with doors; available in different colors and designs.


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number202.638.30
  • 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.

  • By using particle board with a slice of wood as top layer instead of only solid wood in this product, we use less wood per product. That way, we take better care of resources.

    We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.

  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase202.638.30


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 41 3/4 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb

    BookcaseArticle Number202.638.30

    Width: 15 ¼ "

    Height: 2 ½ "

    Length: 43 ½ "

    Weight: 32 lb 7 oz

    Package(s): 1


Quality productsHua C.I like it a lot5
Perfect fitLebethPerfect fit5
Great storage Options/Not just for booksAlma-MarieUse these to create storage for shoes, boots, and jewelry in a matter of minutes. No Husbands, brothers, or boyfriends needed. Empowered change your own space on your terms affordably.5
Exactly what we were lookingTerryExactly what we were looking for5
great little bookshelf for theAdamgreat little bookshelf for the price; easy assembly5
clean look, sturdy, super cheapKIRSTENSeems sturdy, certainly affordable. Very clean look; I'm using it in a closet to create a linens/cleaning supplies storage space. I plan to buy a second one to use as a recycling center (for my one-person, small-space household). I liked that one could choose the shelf heights (but: note that they are less easy to adjust/more secure once installed than many self-build shelves, in case that matters to you).5
Just what I wantedBRUCEJust what I wanted5
This is the perfect heightPATThis is the perfect height for a raised dorm room bed.5
ShelfMichelleEasy Assembly5
Perfect Shelving UnitJUDGEThis unit was easy to assemble and is the perfect size. It’s also inexpensive with smooth finish.5
Billy is BestJuneEasy to put together and look great in our small living room!5
My favorite furniture 😍 IemyroseMy favorite furniture 😍 I just wish the doors were available, they were sold out for so long 😢5
Great little shelfLAURENLove this little shelf. Went together easily, looks great, and it’s a perfect addition for storage in my very small kitchen.5
Perfect fit for the spaceJulia Y.Perfect fit for the space5
Simple, it does the work perfectsergioI’m a fan of the billy mid height shelves. The tall ones do not resist transportation that well after they have been assembled. This one I just bought it to hold some books. I’m also using a fysse box as drawer. It would be better if you had a similar box of width matching that of the shelf.5
Perfect for my space.ElizabethPerfect for my space.5
Nice, tidy small bookcase ,AIDANice, tidy small bookcase , perfect for tight spaces5
Love the Billy BookcasesEILEENI appreciate the variety of sizes and door options. Have bought several white ones over the years to create organization in my elderly mother’s room and they look fantastic.5
Great bookcaseSandyNot very easy to put together though.5
Awesome productElizbethThe entire Billy line is elegant and modern.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.

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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