BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 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 Number502.638.38

Product details

Narrow shelves help you use small wall spaces effectively by accommodating small items in a minimum of space.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.May be used with BILLY corner hardware to form a stable corner unit.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.
  • Main parts:Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Side panel:Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Plinth front:Particleboard, Paper foil
    Back:Fiberboard, Paint, Paper foil
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • At least 50% (weight) of this product is made from wood fiber, a renewable material.Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
  • BILLYBookcaseArticle Number:502.638.38
    Width: 15 ¼ "Height: 2 ½ "Length: 81 ¼ "Weight: 46 lb 1 ozPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase502.638.38

Product size

15 3/4 "
11 "
79 1/2 "
Max load/shelf: 
31 lb


Love ThemLESLIEeasy to put together, looks amazing.5
Great bookshelf!KonstantinosThis is a great bookshelf for storing DVD/Blu-ray/CDs. Highly recommend.5
Billy bookcaseWalterAn affordable bookcase that will fit a narrow space. I subtracted one star only because the core material is particle board rather than solid wood. Assembly was not too difficult by following the directions.5
BillyVICTORGreat product, but plastic cams some time broke, good that I hade few aluminum cast cams to replace broken one. Ikea use to supply before aluminum cast cams and now plastic one ... Should go back to old one5
Well madeRANDALDaughter bought these for her room5
Fit and looksJOSEPHFit perfectly in the space we had and looks great5
Easy assembly and decent qualityRachelEasy assembly and decent quality for the price.4
Billy ain’t what he used to beHaroldThe structure of bully remains the same but the finish on the shelves left me dissatisfied. The Billy shelves that I have from years ago had a clear lacquer. The Billy that I bought in Birch recently looks unfinished. Very disappointed in the finish of the shelves.3
Just what I wantedHildaI needed a tall enough and small in width bookshelf and this was perfect! The only thing is stock. Ikea needs to work better with demand of product and stock.5
UsefulLisaGreat for a teen bedroom4
Perfect little shelf unitROSEEasy to put together. Looks very nice.5
Organization GemVANESSAI am not one for assembling items. Frankly, I'd rather do anything else. But, I attempted to assemble. While I nailed in the backing backwards (my fault) is now successfully assembled and ready for use.5
Great.MargaretWe purchased three billy bookcases and turned them into the base for our bed. It is a great project and makes our room look more modern.5
Love itChristineNice and sleek5
Good but could be betterBillieSome sort of center shelf support would be an improvement on the wider bookcases. Books are heavy and the shelves sag quickly.4
Perfect nested next to widerFloycePerfect nested next to wider units to create a snug corner library.5
Love these billy book cases,RonLove these billy book cases, this is probably the umpteenth one I have purchased5
Nice, simpleAjNice shelves, simple to put together.4
UtilitarianSTEVENGreat Deal! I wish it came with 1-2 more shelves (they can be purchased separately). Pairs well with boxes made by IKEA to improve the look.4

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

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