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.
  • 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


Great lookJEANETTEThe white Billy shelves makes the room look expensive, They we’re fairly easy to put together and move around. They really make my books stand out in the room. Great buy !!!!5
Must have for books!!StephanieMust have for books!!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
Good for organizing closet orEMMA G.Good for organizing closet or books.5
Just as good as ever!BarbaraI have bought several over the years. Great amount of storage for the money. LOVE the notch at the bottom back of the unit for the moulding on the wall. Makes the bookcase fit so much better to the wall. It can really hold a lot of weight too!5
Can"t go wrongTiffanyAlways a great buy! Lately (in 2020-2021) they seem to be limited on stock.5
LoveCYNTHIAMy family loves the billy shelves because they are affordable and versatile.5
Hey it’s really cheap what did you thinkIhabExactly worth what you are paying for3
BillyNancyI love it! The quality is great. It is sturdy and easy to assemble. Have ordered more in different sizes.5
Easy to assemble and greatJuan D.Easy to assemble and great quality.5
Great, basic bookshelfEdgarThis bookshelf is very easy to put together, is quite sturdy, and looks good enough for any room.5
Like having all the holesMICHAELLike having all the holes for multiple shelf placement and allowing space for extra shelves. Color is great on each panel. Have 3 cases next to each other and they match nicely. Just wish they were a little more in depth. And a bit more closer in price to the plain white unit, that is where is lost stars in my opinion.4
Great ProductYARITZAIt was the perfect choice5
It looks amazingVeronicaIt looks amazing5
Need bookcasesRickperfect for my needs5
Love itLATONYAHas so many uses let your creative juices follow....5
easy peasyCHRISTOPHERTook about a half hour to put together. No swearing whatsoever!5
Great productEarthaI bought this to used for shoes in a walk-in closet and it worked out! I would definitely buy this again.5
Perfect sizeDianaBookcases in general are easy to put together, this was ni different. Goes great with the malm furniture in the room.5
WonderfulMelissaJust what I needed!5

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