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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, black-brown, 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

  • 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.

    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.

    May be completed with extra shelves to add storage space.

    Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.

  • Material
    Main parts:
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Side panel:
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Plinth front:
    Particleboard, Paper foil
    Fiberboard, Paint, Paper foil

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • Warning! To prevent this furniture from tip over it must be secured to the wall with the included wall attachment devices.
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase002.638.50


Width: 31 1/2 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number002.638.50

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 "

    Length: 80 ¾ "

    Weight: 77 lb 11 oz

    Package(s): 1


A shelf broke after two weeks of use. JanelleI loved the bookshelf for the first two weeks I used it. Then I placed another book on it, and the holes underneath the shelf in which the pegs that support it rest deformed, allowing the shelf to collapse. It collapsed upon the shelf below it, causing that shelf to collapse as well. Now two of the 6 shelves are broken, and Ikea refuses to mail out two replacement shelves—they want me to rent a truck again and drive two hours to bring it back to IKEA. There is a serious design flaw in this shelf—the entire integrity of the shelves depends on 4 holes drilled right at the edge of the particleboard—in fact, the hole partially goes over the edge of the particleboard, so it is extremely easy for the peg that fits in that hole to rip out. This bookshelf CANNOT hold a whole row of books on each shelf, and when it collapses under the weight of a normal amount of books, Ikea will demand you disassemble it and bring it back for them to assess, instead of just sending replacement parts. 1
Book casePamelaNice well constructed multi shelved bookcase. Priced much lower than all other bookcases of similar materials. 5
BILLY BOOKCASESKarenBilly bookcases are great. They fit all my needs while looking good.4
Like it and good priceJonathanLike it and good price5
Very greatAllisonLove this bookshelf so much5
A timeless classicMichelle MarieA timeless classic, love them! Love them love them!!!5
Better then most, but needs reinforcementJoannaI have been pleased, overall, with this (or rather these) purchases. I have 5 and I use them for actual books. Apparently, not all bookcases are intended to hold books - or at least only books. They buckle, break, and can't handle the weight. Don't get me started. But the Billy did pretty well. But I found over time, they were buckling, so I reinforced them with L brackets and they've held up for years now. So, they're still a good deal compared to many, but you might have to spring for the brackets as well as the case, which makes them a little less of a bargain. 4
Good Bookcase for the MoneyTovaRelatively large, easy to assemble, new lower price.4
Love it, AnnaExcellent quality, we ordered a total of 6 shelves from the Billy collection. They were very easy to put together. 5
Just what I need DagobertoExcellent it’s what I was looking for 5
Great ShelvesBradenGreat shelves! I put them in a built-in set up and it was perfect.5
My TikToc IdeaSherylTurned out great!!!! i was surprised at the quality, glad I went with the Billy Bookcase. 5
not as good as expectedAdilyamthe design of the book case is attractive, but the quality not so much, particularly the rough surface that should have been smoothed with sand paper more. Some spots need more color/dye, because the wood underneath is visible.4
Just what I neededPamI like buying furniture from an Ikea because I feel like it’s good quality for the price. 5
Perfect for Built-insVictoriaWe have used several Billy Bookcases with extensions to create built-ins in several rooms. In our sunroom, we created a library wall with a ladder, and in my office, perfect built-ins that my sit-stand desk perfectly fits just inside the shelfs to really look custom. I wish I could upload pictures--with a little carpentry know how, these are great basic units to build off of. 5
A good value LewisA good value 5
Gift for ParentMaryGift for my Dad. He needed a replacement bookcase. It wasn’t available in the color I wanted so I went for the lighter color instead… it worked out perfect.5
Perfect bookcase!JenyferBilly bookcase is the absolute best! Easy to put together and attach to another at the top. Works perfectly in my spare room I'm turning into a library. I can't say enough about how nice it is to have a quality product for such a good price. 5
Perfect for all of sneakers!CandelariaPerfect for all of sneakers! Looks sleek and modern.5
Fit and looksLynnIt fits in the area I wanted it for and it looks great some of the shelves can be adjusted to fit larger items. Assembly was very easy!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