BILLYBookcase, 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.

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

Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number190.204.75
  • 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.
    BookcaseArticle Number402.638.48

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 "

    Length: 81 ½ "

    Weight: 84 lb 5 oz

    Package(s): 2


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
We love are Billy Bookshelves.DonovanWe love are Billy Bookshelves. The are affordable, good looking and hold up well.5
Double Billy BookcaseKathleenVery easy to assemble; directions easy to follow. The quality of the product is good when you consider the price.5
Does the jobParamijitIs a two piece unit not a one piece5
Simply wow!NagilaMy husband and I have been dreaming of building a library at our home and the IKEA Billy bookcase and Havsta cabinets made so easy for our diy dream come true.5
Great bookcaseMargaretGreat staple piece to add to a room. Using in room for office items and our collectibles. Glass doors dress up cases without being bulky. And helps with dust too. Got a pair of navy blue ones. Classic and won’t go out of style either.5
It was difficult to purchaseCarmen R.It was difficult to purchase but once I went to the store for the third time everyone was very attentive and assisted me in finding the shelves in a warehouse and setting up the delivery in an excellent fashion. I need more shelves in white help someone can help me find the product again5
Really nicepriscillaReally nice5
It is a very goodIONEIt is a very good product for the price, it was just hard to buy. I had to call everyday hoping a shipment came in. I would have liked to have been to order it and have it shipped when it was back in stock. But that was not the case, there had to be more than 10 before I could order it! A very big hassle!5
Great for book loversMARCELOIf you are looking for a flexible bookshelf this is a great product. Easy to assebly and install, robust and a "classic design". Shelves with a good range of adjustments can also look modern.5
Great BookcasesAmandaI got myself 4. Easy to assemble. Look great.5
Great addition to our storage space!MeganWe needed more room for our books and various collections. We were happy to find this set of shelves would fit perfectly in our family room. The only downside was we ended up driving three hours to our nearest store to pick them up, because the shipping price was more than twice the cost of the shelves.5
Dining room makeover gone Great with Ikea!AnnaWe recently did a makeover in our dining room , we did away with the extra heavy china cabinet and replaced with 4 of these bookcases along the whole wall . It looks great! I gave 4 stars on the product quality cause the panels nicked real easy when assembling but I covered it with some caulk and smeared it out and I also gave 4 stars on the assemble because we also purchased glasses doors for 2 of the cases and it was a little difficult at times , also I did not use the handle it came with and purchased some long 12" handles and it gave it a more contemporary look .5
Great for building a home libraryJackieWe bought 5 to create a home library. We're going to trim out the connecting points so they look like built-ins. They were super easy to assemble and look great!5
Love BillyJanWho doesn’t love Billy’s . Easy to put together and looks fab!! I will be buying smaller versions soon!!5
So versatiledarleenaI love this unit. I'm using them in my art/craft/quilting studio. I love the adjustable shelves, just right depth and plenty of height.5
We have used these inDEOLINDAWe have used these in our office at the University and they look as beautiful as the day we assembled them 16 years ago. Professors have a lot of very heavy books!5
Love thisSirenaEasy to build, look nice, wonderful for our homeschool room. I have 3 and will likely be buying more.5
Excellent. We have them throughoutCynthiaExcellent. We have them throughout our house with different door and lighting options and I am very pleased with how great they look.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.