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BILLY Bookcase, black-brown,

Previous price $ 159.00Price $ 140.00
Price valid May 30, 2023 - Jul 4, 2023 or while supply lasts
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x93 1/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x93 1/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x93 1/4 "

How to get it

With a tall and shallow bookcase, you can fit a lot in a limited space. The height extension takes your storage to a whole new level and the adjustable shelving lets you tailor the solution perfectly.

Article Number392.177.44

Product details

This bookcase has a height extension unit, allowing you to make the most of the wall area.

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.

Surface made from natural wood veneer.


Gillis Lundgren/IKEA of Sweden

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

  • Material
    Main parts:
    Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer
    Fiberboard, Foil
    Height extension unit
    Particleboard, Ash veneer, Paper, Ash veneer, Stain, Clear acrylic lacquer

    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.


Width: 31 1/2 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 93 1/4 "

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): 1

    BILLYArticle Number702.638.56

    Width: 14 ¼ "

    Height: 2 ¼ "

    Length: 30 ¾ "

    Weight: 0 oz

    Package(s): 1


I had been waiting forMeghanI had been waiting for these to be in stock for what seemed like forever. I have 9 foot ceilings and wanted bookshelves to make the most of this space. I'm so happy with these and they look great.5
Best BookcaseLauraBilly does not disappoint. Sturdy and easy to put together. Had two of them up in about 15 minutes. Everyone who has seen them in my den compliments me on how great they make the room look.5
Great Bookcases!SandiBilly saves the day once again! Great looking bookcases and very simple to assemble. Love these with the height extensions.5
Worked like we had hoped!KATHEYFor the amount we paid, and the ease of putting it together these shelves are wonderful, we have several.5
Perfect for my tall ceilingsMARKPerfect for my tall ceilings5
LoveStephanieVery sturdy. Very balanced . Only thing I would ask is on back panel put a line or something so nailing it on would be easier especially on middle shelf I went through a few times trying to find correct spot5
Still gold after all these yearsjulieI’ve had a set of Billy bookcases for seven years and they’ve held strong, even with being stacked to the gills with tomes. I purchased some more to expand my book shelves and they match perfectly and look just as solid. Expecting these to last as long as well5
Billy is awesome!!Esa N.Billy is awesome!!5
Great storage for my officeLatonyaGreat storage for my office5
Billy is as good as promised.NelsonI was pleasantly surprised to find the entire experience pain free. Delivery was on time and the team was friendly and efficient. The bookcase went together quite easily. The directions were clear. Finished product is most satisfactory. I will be adding more units in the future.5
Teen Delight!DIANEPerfect classic bookcase.5
Great BookcaseAlexisLove the extra tall height of these bookcases. The extender adds one more level, but make sure your room has high ceilings so it will fit.5
Great ShelvesMarkUsed 2 of these and smaller Billy bookcases for my Pantry and they worked out great!5
It's exactly what it saysKyleIt's exactly what it says on the tin: It's simple and stylish and dose the job at a great value!5
Bookcase perfect for sewing storageREBECCAThe Billy bookcase with extension works perfectly for storage in my sewing studio. Used a few Kuggis boxes and also clear plastic boxes on the shelves to hold individual projects. Happy me!5
Love these!!JulieMy son put three of them together near my fireplace with the glass doors and the extensions and they look like a built in unit. Very clean and beautiful.5
Just what I wantedTamiThis is a very heavy piece. Worked just like I wanted.5
Great bookcaseKimEasy assembly, good height, many shelves5
Is goodOliviaIs good5
Nice bookcaseMagbertI wanted to turn a small room into a library/study area for the kids but couldn't afford anything too expensive. The billy bookcases are so nice! They are pretty sturdy and it looks great!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.


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.