BILLY Bookcase, black-brown,

BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 63x11x79 1/2 "

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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 Number190.204.75

Product details

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.

Surface made from natural wood veneer.


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number190.204.75
  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

    Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".

  • Main parts:

    Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer


    Fiberboard, Foil

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
  • Bookcase

    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 Bookcase402.638.48


Width: 63 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BILLYArticle Number402.638.48

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 "

    Length: 81 ¼ "

    Weight: 84 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 2


The Billy is my go-toMarieThe Billy is my go-to for shelves! Thank you IKEA!5
It is quick and easyKatIt is quick and easy to assemble the shelves. It is a little trickier to get the doors lined up just right.5
Best affordable bookcaseRobertBest affordable bookcase5
PerfectJulieExactly what I needed. I'd get more if I had the room!5
Just what I needed forTerryJust what I needed for home office.5
We have ordered several ofBRUCEWe have ordered several of these over the years. They are sturdy, tall, adjustable, and come in different colors; perfect for our needs. And it's great to be able to get extra shelves if needed.5
Super easy to assembleTeresaThese units take minutes to assemble, all of the holes line up perfectly and are well made. I am doing a Billy Book case hack library wall and can’t wait to post pics!!5
Amazing bookshelvesAunduniaEasy to assemble. They look really good. Great investment for the money.5
The most economical and attractiveMitchThe most economical and attractive way to put our books on display.5
Billy bookshelvesJacobI bought three of the full sized Billy bookshelves and one of the half sized ones for a corner layout. It turned out amazing, which was great as they were an anniversary gift for my wife. With the toppers, and the angled hardware, they were super easy to put together and get set up!5
I really like the BillyDianneI really like the Billy shelves they hold my stampin up stamps perfectly, other craft things.5
Very happy!KimetteI’m very happy with my Billy bookcases. They fit snugly in their intended spaces, almost looking like built ins on either side of a window, without any custom work. I installed the glass top/solid bottom Oxberg doors in brown/black, which really dresses up the bookcases and gives me some extra hidden storage.5
I"m slowly replacing older bookshelfRAYMONDI'm slowly replacing older bookshelf units in my home with Billy shelves. These perfectly fit in the spaces I need. The only minor issue I've had with them is that the notch on the lower back of the side pieces (to accommodate moulding) isn't the right size for my floors/moulding. I had to place a piece of MDF underneath the shelves as an elevating base.4
Great bookshelfJanelBought these for my son’s 1st apartment to hold Funko Pops. The width of the unit and the adjustable shelves work great for this purpose. Nothing fancy but very functional & plenty sturdy. Impressed with the quality. In fact the material for the back of the bookshelf is much better than the standard papered cardboard found on most build-yourself bookshelves. Great multi-purpose bookcase.5
Good quality at a goodANTHONYGood quality at a good price5
My favorite book caseKarenI haven’t put these together yet, but I expect the same quality as my other Billy Bookcases.5
Yahoo!...RodneyOutstanding product looks great...5
Product beautiful, delivery exactly onPaulaProduct beautiful, delivery exactly on time as promised. Very satisfied!5
Delivery was on time!SandraOrder was able to be tracked on my phone. Appreciate that.5

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.