BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 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.


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

  • Main parts:Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fiberboard, Foil
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • At least 50% (weight) of this product is made from wood fiber, a renewable material.Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle Number:402.638.48
    Width: 11 ½ "Height: 5 "Length: 81 ½ "Weight: 80 lb 8 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase402.638.48

Product size

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


I can see why it’s the most popular bookcaseastauthFunctional and versatile. Love it for my son and will be purchasing another for my daughter.5
Strong and Sturdy BookcaseKjacobsI love my Billy bookcase. It's quite tall and holds a bunch of stuff. I don't know how IKEA can sell it for so cheap, but man, am I glad! Bookcases like this cost a fortune anywhere else! The birch color matches all of their other birch colored items as well.5
Great purchase!LoveikeaaI purchased mines to use as a shoe rack. It worked out amazing for us. We just needed an extra shelf.5
MMMMNGI love the Billy's everyone asks if they are built-ins5
So much storage!bruizerWe bought the bookcase a month ago and are very pleased. It went together easily and is very sturdy. We can store SO much now! It’s replacing a few smaller pieces that didn’t work as well. It could dominate a small room. But in a medium to large space, it does just fine. And you can’t beat the price!5
Best bookcase for your bucks.Puterbear04So happy with my entire shopping experience. Great quality bookcase. Easy assembly and placement.5
Used as a shoe shelfBadriyahZI bought this bookcase to display my shoes since the lack shelves didn't work out fo rme. My wall was hallow and wouldnt have held up the lack shelves, plus they don't come with any hardware to hang them. So I went for the bookcase! It's perfect and fits more than I expected. it's sturdy enough but the directions were so confusing and hard to follow, as are most ikea directions. Otherwise the product was fairly easy to put together for the most part.5
Easy to assemble, great featuresMagoo123Just right for office , left a good space in office for other furniture5
KgroveLike the way it works in my quilt studio.4
It"s tallC WilliamsI wanted a tall, sturdy bookshelf and that's what I got. I love the dark color of it as it stands out against my colorful walls. It does a great job holding all my books thinking about getting the extension to add some decorative touches to the top.5
NEVER AGAIN, NOT like they used to make it...PupsMom62TEN years ago, I bought TWO wide and TWO narrow Billy bookcases as well as two Billy cube storage units (for larger books) and a Billy television stand for our 42 television. I put them ALL together, by myself; we have moved THREE times and their construction and quality have sustained them! Meanwhile, I recently purchased four extra shelves for the larger bookcases, other than delays supposedly due to covid, they arrived after two months and have been used satisfactorily. At that same time, I also purchased another narrow Billy bookcase, with two extra shelves as well ( I used these narrow ones for my large DVD collection. ) I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the LACK of quality of the components supplied for use in assembly. The CAMS are now made of PLASTIC--TERRIBLE, CHEAP, IDIOTIC, and yes, THREE of them BROKE in half during assembly!!! ARGHHHHH!!! (Luckily, my husband had several metal cams, left over from some items he built last year, and they worked for me to be able to complete putting this bookcase together. WHAT happened, Ikea, that you went from good metal cams to PLASTICCRAP ??? I will NEVER buy another product from you again ( and I was getting ready to purchase an additional larger Billy and a Gnedby cabinet for CD's!) NOPE, NEVER again. And your DELIVERY charges are an abomination, too, especially for having to pay them up front during the order, and then the order being delayed by nearly THREE months the way, the delivery man wore NO mask as he put the boxes on my front porch...just sayin'.1
Love this bookcaseSalflThis is a great bookcase. Lots of space!5
Simple and good lookingSks1214I'm really loving our Billy bookcase. It's a sturdy product and easy to assemble. The adjustable shelves are easily changed and it looks really good on our dining area. It used for books and homeschool supplies and it feels really sturdy holding all of our books.5
LoveFranceskatI have 2 of these now and it displays our lego and funko collection...its easy to build and looks gorgeous!5
Greg WHappy with the purchase good quality5
DefectedMelodiesofHoneyI was excited to purchase this item. When attempting to assemble the bookcase, there were some issues with putting certain pieces together during certain steps. When reviewing each step to ensure there wasn’t a user error, I realized it was the pieces being placed together. I’ve assembled other products with ease and no issues, this was the only one that was defected. I love the bookcase though and I’m sad I have to throw it away and repurchase another one.1
Billy BookcaseDeJesus68It’s nice and easy to put together5
Nay12I bought this a month ago and so happy I did!4
Very sturdySLB1974We have purchased 3 of theses bookshelves and love them so much!! Being able to adjust shelf height is great!5
Best productmmmdixieThis is my second Billy product. Love them.5

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."

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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "