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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price $ 39.00
Previous price: $ 49.00
Price valid from Nov 1, 2023
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black oak effect, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, brown walnut effect, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, dark brown oak effect, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, oak effect, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 1/2 "

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 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.


Width: 15 3/4 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 31 lb


Great BookcaseMichaelThis is a great bookcase. Affordable and well built.5
A classic for a reasonJezEasy assembly, classic looks, functional, what else do you need in a bookshelf?5
BillyTomNo matter which Billy you put together they are a+ in my book5
Great valueCamilaElegant, minimalist, great value5
Billy ShelfCeliaHave purchased 3 altogether, perfect for my books, craft supplies, keeping me organized. Very attractive too.5
Love itChristineNice and sleek5
A very nice shelf!KayNot to difficult to put together. Seems sturdy enough for my puzzles. Was in stock right where it said it would be. I like IKEA! 5
Never DisappointsScottI can't remember over the years how many of these bookcases I have had, but every single one, including my most recent purchase, has been fantastic. They look good anywhere and stand up to mistreatment by myself, kids, dogs, cats, etc. They are simply a great product at a great price that will make you happy you bought it.5
I Love Billy.StephenThe Billy Bookshelf goes great in my living room with the 6 other Billy Bookshelves. 5
Good product.EdwinGood product.4
Book shelfMeryciPerfect i love it! It was easy to put together as well.5
Clean, classic designAlfredoEasy to set up and has a classic and clean design. It is made of particle board but has a glossy, smooth finish.5
BILLY BOOKSHELFRobertLooks great and it came together without a problem. Great piece.5
Perfect for laundry roomMaryThis tall and narrow bookshelf is perfect for our laundry room. It is almost invisible! It holds an incredible amount of supplies.5
Billy BookshelfDianneI love these shelves, I'm a quilter and everything fits on them nicely.5
Installs quickly and easily RonaldEasy to install 4
Billy ReviewMichaelIt's a nice piece and was assembled fairly easily. I would recommend it.5
Billy Bookshelves SondraGood product 5
Sturdy beautyMarieThis tall shelf is perfect for my daughter’s room. It’s sturdy and sleek. Our first DIY together! Great experience. 5
Nice!JaniceExcept for putting on the backing with those tiny nails, it was easy to assemble and it looks great!5
BILLY Bookcase, white, 15 3/4x11x79 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