BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x79 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

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.Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".1 stationary shelf and 4 adjustable shelves included.May be used with BILLY corner hardware to form a stable corner unit.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/ Side panel/ Plinth:Particleboard, Paper, Ash veneer, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Back:Fiberboard, Paper 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:902.638.36
    Width: 15 ¼ "Height: 2 ½ "Length: 81 ½ "Weight: 58 lb 7 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase902.638.36

Product size

15 3/4 "
11 "
79 1/2 "
Max load/shelf: 
31 lb


Love itChristineNice and sleek5
Good but could be betterBillieSome sort of center shelf support would be an improvement on the wider bookcases. Books are heavy and the shelves sag quickly.4
Perfect nested next to widerFloycePerfect nested next to wider units to create a snug corner library.5
Love these billy book cases,RonLove these billy book cases, this is probably the umpteenth one I have purchased5
Nice, simpleAjNice shelves, simple to put together.4
UtilitarianSTEVENGreat Deal! I wish it came with 1-2 more shelves (they can be purchased separately). Pairs well with boxes made by IKEA to improve the look.4
VersatileRICHARDQuick fix to disorder. Assembly is pretty straight forward however double check if you put the mid structural shelf in correctly before you nail the back board on. I nailed mine together with an unfinished particle board edge out front. It’s so nice I’m gonna just try and finish the error with paint and patch rather than disassembling and fixing.5
shoe closetSky68I have a few of the billys to store my shoes in my closet. They are easy to assemble and the adjustable shelves are a plus.5
Sturdy!!!Katellis97Sturdy, attractive, & easy to put together. Love my Billy’s.5
Not sturdy, torn apartjkwonI’ve been using this for about a month now. When I was moving this around to rearrange the layout, it became wobbly and eventually broke down completely. Well it was a nice looking useful bookcase that is not too big, but it didn’t last at all. Waste of money.2
Perfect fit!SusieMomBought these for my daughters bedroom to fit in a small space next to her closet. She has a small room and closet so this was perfect for sweaters and sweatshirts. Easy to assemble and I’m a 58 yr old woman.5
Not Great, Not TerribleJBOI98I bought this bookshelf after seeing so many glowing reviews for it, but now I'm not so sure I should have. The initial assembly was a piece of cake. I've never had such an easy time assembling furniture before. But when it came time to put the adjustable shelves in I ran into a lot of problems. The pegs that they supply to hold the shelves up are a TREMENDOUS pain in the you know what. They don't seem to want to go into the holes, and they're really tough to get in. They went in at a weird angle rather than straight. At one point I decided to change the shelf arrangement so I tried taking the pegs out, but once it's in there it's really in there. I had to use my flathead screwdriver to pry it out. Overall I would say that this is easy to assemble and good looking, but has some problems that really affect the use of it.3
Great bookcases!MurphEasy to assemble, very sturdy, look great.5
Great!Angela CaiSave space and Functional!5
Great narrow bookcaseCat in the WoodsI used this for bathroom organization. The narrow width fit perfectly and add clean line storage.5
Love it!!Calturtle21I bought this for a small corner wall in my daughters room. It fit perfectly and holds all the things she wants on it.5
Perfect size.laollisI searched everywhere for a narrow tall bookcase to use in my kitchen. This one is perfect and sturdy.5
Love this slim size for my home officeLinda 1313Love all the Billy products. Clean lines go with any decor. Value is awesome. the tall slim design fits in the corner and holds all my supplies neatly.5
Perfect sizeGiQueWe have several of these bookcases in our small home. They fit so well in the small spaces we have giving us extra storage, and they are easy to assemble.5
Well made love the colorDalosiWe bought the cabinet to store all my yarn and it blends beautifully with our decor5

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."

Bookcase, black-brown15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "

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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "