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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price $ 89.00
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x79 1/2 "

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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

Great for storing fabric!SandyGreat for storing fabric.5
Perfect bookcase for everyday needs.KristinaPerfect bookcase for everyday needs.5
Tall bookcaseSOLVEIGI bought this with the half glass half solid doors to use as a glassware cabinet and pantry. Love that it's so spacious but on a small foot print5
Perfect for what we neededLesliePerfect for what we needed5
Awesome bookcase!SANDRAThis is our 3rd Billy, 1st in birch. These go together fairly painlessly and look beautiful. We always purchase an extra shelf or two for shorter items.5
Perfect foundation for Built-insvictoria t.LOVE Billy Bookcases...they provide the perfect foundation for built-ins. We've used them in our sunroom library and my office. Easy to assemble and for the price, you can't beat it.5
Closet herokimI require little hanging space in a closet. It’s more important for me to be able to fold and stack items, as one sees in a shop. To do this, the Billy is perfect. Six Billys provide enough space for all folded items needs as well as space for bathroom, bedroom linens, out of season items too! And everything is easily accessible.5
Billy- great deal not lacks qualityNatalieThis was and easy piece to assemble, and very affordable. I like the ability to customize shelves. What's lacking is quality. There is space between backing and shelves, some of the board pieces were chipped off. It'll do for basic unit but if I wanted smth better then I'd have to upgrade to a different model4
BookcaseAnnPerfect for my son's room5
Great!JoanEasy to assemble, sturdy, good looking and well priced !5
PantryKathyWorked perfectly for what it was bough for5
QualityJohn R.Quality Bookshelf; Easy to Adjust5
Space SaverJacquelineThis awesome cabinet is a space saver and a great buy. Highly recommended!5
Too much $$TamaraWe love the Billy bookcase. But I was astounded that it raised $30 or $40 from last year. $90 is too much for a bookcase.4
Billy BookcasesKendraThey are wonderful, sturdy and the finish is perfect.5
They're good but...Emalee... my base boards are taller than the cutout on the shelf so they dont sit flat against the wall. Other than that they're great.4
Great valueNASANWe love this bookcase. I only have one issue with it. The round piece that grabs on to the screw used to made out of metal, now it’s plastic. If you aren’t carful, it’s very easy to break it by over tightening during assembly. If it happens, they will replace the piece for free, but it’s a hassle. I never had an issue with it after assembly4
Perfect for the kids libraryJordanPerfect for the kids library5
Some of the plastic piecesShawnSome of the plastic pieces to hold the inserts in didn't fit properly and bent/broke as I was tighten them up. Annoying. I like the height of the shelves though.3
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