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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price $ 49.00
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 31 1/2x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 31 1/2x11x41 3/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x41 3/4 "

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 Number302.638.44

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.

    2 adjustable shelves included.

    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 Bookcase302.638.44


Width: 31 1/2 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 41 3/4 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • BILLYArticle Number302.638.44

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 ¾ "

    Length: 42 ½ "

    Weight: 43 lb 3 oz

    Package(s): 1


I’ve moved a lot inTISHI’ve moved a lot in the last two years and my books have been in storage. I can finally put my books out in my new home.5
Best BookcaseEverisBesides loving Ikea, I also love the Billy Bookcase. Comes in different sizes, colors, super versatile, looks perfect anywhere. I have a total of 5 and looking to buy more!5
very chicNiavery chic5
Very Easy to AssembleSusanYou can put this together within a half an hour by yourself. I thought I would need assistance but you don’t. Outstanding quality! Study! I would definitely order this again.5
A step upKevinBeen wanting a bookshelf for my room for a bit, and this is everything I hoped for a really nice price. It wasn't bad to put together and ive excitedly been purchasing books to fill up my new space with as i read.5
Good productCharlesGood product4
The bookcase was definitely wayLaTaishaThe bookcase was definitely way better than what I was expecting. It's very sturdy and it looks very nice. It was very easy to put together. I would definitely purchase again.5
Great quality, easy to assembleAliciaGreat quality, easy to assemble and great value!5
Small but mightyShelleyLove the short Billy. Perfect bookcase to showcase your favorite books. Great bonding time with my 9 year old assembling it.5
Cut outs for the baseboardWilliamCut outs for the baseboard make it easy to mount to the wall.5
Other Billy is also greatJOSIEThis Billy is also great.5
Good value and quality for Self Assembly bookselfDENNISWe bought the three set shown on the website. I was a bit surprised it was actually three individual bookshelves shown side-by-side. I thought they would be bolted together. Otherwise, the units went together well will good hardware and alignment. The third shelf I put the bottom panel the wrong way (even though the directions caution be about this!) I didn't notice until the back was attached. This left an unfinished edge on the front. Instead of trying to remove the backer, I bought some iron-on white acrylic banding and attached it to the unfinished edge to remedy the problem.4
Best quality for the price.MAURICEBest quality for the price.5
Billy bookcaseTraceyThis is a terrific product for the money. Very easy to put together.5
E-Z ASSEMBLYAkemiThis Billy Bookcase is not by any means a high-end pc. of furniture but it is sturdy enough for my needs and the perfect size for my bedroom. At a glance it looks great. I am happy for my purchase.5
Almost PerfectBudWhen sold as a multi-pack, there should be some sort of hardware that allows them to stick together. Also, these could really benefit from adjustable feet, when you're dealing with floors that are not 100% level. Even if there drilled out the bottoms for inserts and sold leveling kits separately, that would make this a 5-star product.4
Not as good as used to beMaraI bought this expecting the same quality as previous Ikea goods, disappointed. Changed hardware to plastic, soft splintery dowels, and tiny insecure shelf holders. Didn't realize how rough and uneven finish was until almost done. That's on me, I should have thoroughly inspected before starting. Lesson learned but fact remains, quality control dropped considerably.2
Cheap, simple, effective.SeanCheap, simple, effective.5
Perfect size!Autumn M.Bought for my son's college/adulthood room. It was easy to put together and the quality is way better than the ones you can buy at target or walmart. We also bought the small one to go next to this one. Quality was better than expected!5
very much what I expectedBurtvery much what I expected at a lower price5
BILLY Bookcase, white, 31 1/2x11x41 3/4 "

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