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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price $ 69.00
Previous price: $ 89.00
Price valid from Oct 26, 2023
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black oak effect, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-blue, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, brown walnut effect, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, dark brown oak effect, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, oak effect, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "

How to get it

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 Number002.638.50

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.


Gillis Lundgren


Width: 31 1/2 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb


Meets bookcase needLoriThis Billy Bookcase meets my needs for my room. I am happy with birch look and heaviness of shelving. Back is flimsy and definitely needs to be anchored to wall. The height I needed didn't come in corner unit but worked to use a single and a double. Task Rabbit I hired did a great job assembling and installing, taking 2 and a half hours. 3
Love itEricaThe shelf is an amazing addition to my living room and it looks great! Thank you for the timely delivery!5
Good bookshelf valueBrettI bought the bookshelf for my home office and it was easy to assemble and looks good.5
Great!JoanEasy to assemble, sturdy, good looking and well priced !5
Best bookcasesAngelaI was looking for a couple of nice bookcases without breaking the bank. The Billy bookcase more than met this. It is well made, easy to assemble and absolutely look great! I am very happy with this bookcase!5
I love this bookcaseMarkeishaThis book shelf is really functional and sturdy. I have used it as a shoe rack in my walk-in closet. It matches well with my closet shelving.5
Billy Book case review++++KarenWell made, sturdy, easy to assemble. LOVE it!5
Billy!MelanieLove love love! Billy is simply the best!5
Great solution for my libraryAnnetteI replaced some shorter shelves with enough Billy bookcases including the wider, narrow and corner units to fill one wall and wrap most of another floor-to-ceiling. I used them with the Oxberg doors that are paneled and glass. I could not be happier with the utility and the way these look - instead of books gone wild, everything is neat, clean and the room seems larger. My papers and supplies are in order. My valuable editions are protected. These are sized to combine perfectly and fit into an average room so that they look like built-ins. 5
Same good bookcasePeterI have purchased a dozen or two Billy bookcases over the years. They hold my books well and they look good together. These were no exception. They match the other two in the room and they are keeping the books well. Easy to assemble, too.5
Books and Nooks!MariaYou can never go wrong with an IKEA bookshelf! They look sleek, easy to assemble and sturdy! They don’t feel flimsy, especially the back portion of the bookshelf feels solid! Absolutely love my makeshift library! 5
Plastic hardware JenniferThe hardware that you twist into place are made of plastic, when they used to be made from metal. They break very easily and ikea doesn’t provide any extras in case they break. Of course I cracked two of them. IKEA used to have more quality now they’re cutting corners with cheap, plastic hardware. 1
Not the Old Billy I knew and lovedAnneI haven't bought and assembled a Billy book case in years. I have several in my apartment and just ordered some more for an office. I was disappointed to see that the round clasps that secure the top, bottom, sides and permanent shelves are now made of plastic vs metal and break if you accidentally turn them too much. That's a problem, because these were the parts that really held the pieces snuggly and tightly together. They're kind of crucial. (You only get exactly as many as you need, so be careful!) The shelf supports are also cheaper than they used to be, though not plastic...yet. I probably wouldn't buy a Billy again.3
Cute Color Bookshelf!JennaI love the color and the size of the bookshelf. I regret not purchasing 2 of the bookshelves. I really hope more of these will be released soon5
Easy to install RonaldGoes together very quickly and easily 4
Amazing bookcase CarlThere's a reason this is a classic Ikea item. Easy assembly and great pricing. I especially like that you can buy additional shelves, both glass and wood as well as a variety of door panels to fully customize and create a great looking piece for any room.5
Simple design ReneeThis is a great shelf. We have several in different areas in our house in various colors. I like the black the best. The shelves hold up well, even with heavy books. 5
Decent for price HindyIt is very decent for the price. But since a book case is made to hold books, if the shelves are filled completely you can end up have the shelves sag3
Finally! LisaI am so glad it finally comes in this color! Thank you!5
Billy ShelvesSamanthaNice and tall for lots of storage 5
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "

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 particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill leftovers – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a resource instead of possibly being discarded. We use boards for things like bookcases, bed frames, sofas and kitchen frames. To protect from wear and moisture, we apply varnish, veneer or foil that adds to the furniture's look.

Designer thoughts

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."

Designer Gillis Lundgren