BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "

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

Gillis Lundgren

Article Number002.638.50
  • Main parts:Particleboard, Foil, Polypropylene
    Side panel:Particleboard, Foil, Melamine foil, Polypropylene
    Plinth front:Particleboard, Foil
    Back:Fiberboard, Foil, Paint
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. 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.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle Number002.638.50
    Width: 11 ½ "Height: 5 "Length: 80 ¾ "Weight: 77 lb 11 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase002.638.50

Product size

31 1/2 "
11 "
79 1/2 "
Max load/shelf: 
66 lb


Pleased purchaserLindaWe needed new Billy bookcases because we recently moved across country and didn't take our former ones with us due to space in the moving van. So we purchased 7 of the 31 1/2-in. by 79 1/2-in. ones, and one 15 3/4-in. uniat, plus the extensions for all. One unit is white, all others are birch. We got Oxberg half-glass, half wood doors; and are waiting on availability of full-glass doors for one birch unit. Three of our new units are in the hall for displaying family memorabilia; 3 of the wider and the one narrower are in the den to house books, and one of the wider (white, with Oxberg glass doors) is used to display glassware and serving pieces. Billys can be used for many purposes. In the past, we even had them in the garage for storage. We are great fans of Billy bookcases and have recommended them to others!5
great bookcaseCathiSturdy, attractive bookcase. Easy to construct too.5
great bookcase for the money.patgreat bookcase for the money. only problem is the amount of space needed to attach back.4
2021 Billy BookcaseKevinWe've bought Billy bookshelf units several times over the last 30 years; we have 10 Billy bookshelf units in our house. The latest model is almost as good as the last one I bought several years ago. My biggest complaint is that IKEA has started using plastic cam nuts which are prone to fracture; I would like to see them return to the metal parts used in earlier models.4
Easy BreezyRochelleEasy Breezy5
Billy BookcaseFaithSturdy. Fits all the books. Easy to assemble.5
Well designed and sturdyRichardThis is a good looking sturdy bookcase. I love the cutout at the bottom of the back. This allows the case to fit flush to the wall making it extremely stable, especially when secured to the wall with the supplied brackets at the top. The brackets are also exceptionally well designed. All bookcases and large items should be secured this way for safety. I had a former client whose daughter was killed by a large bureau that tipped over when she climbed it just after the family had moved into a new home. She was three years old. It was extremely sad.5
utilitarianruthAffordable. After the first one, easy to assemble.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
Easy to setup and install.CharlesEasy to setup and install. Nice and sturdy.5
Billy bookcase - low costCHERYLBilly bookcase - low cost shelving alternative4
These shelves never disappoint!CorinneThese shelves never disappoint!5
Holds books really wellLIZZYWe have lots of Billy bookcases, so when our student son needed book storage for his student accommodation we naturally went and bought another one. Easy to assemble, sturdy enough for textbooks, would have bought a wood coloured one but due to lack of stock went with the white.5
Fairly easy to assemble forLauraFairly easy to assemble for one person.5
Great bookcase, clear instructionsJacobEasy setup. Feels strong! Delivered on time!!5
It"s worth the price ...amazing.NursedaIt's worth the price ...amazing.5
Just What I Was Looking For!CrysThis was everything I hoped it would be and still so much less expensive than others like it. It doesn't bend or bow under my (sometimes double stacked) books, and I love the notch cut into the back side to allow out to be flush to the wall despite baseboards. I have already begun recommending this to friends and family and plan to buy more soon!5
Great storagePhyllisGreat storage5

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


What is particleboard?

Particleboard is made from recycled wood and sawmill waste – so wood pieces with the wrong shade, woodchips and sawdust become a valuable resource instead of 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. The day your sofa or bed needs replacing, the material in the particleboard can be recycled into something entirely new.

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