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.
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.
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.
Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
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.
By using sawmill leftovers and scrap wood in the particle board in this product, we make use of whole trees and not only the trunks. That way, we take better care of resources.
We want to have a positive impact on the planet. That is why by 2030, we want all materials in our products to be recycled or renewable, and sourced in responsible ways.
Simple but usefulDELYPerfect size for my space
Best BookcaseKATHLEENAs always, these bookcases are so useful and such a great deal!5
Good productAlejandroGood product5
ShelfDEMIAs always with all IKEA items, they are perfect!5
Very niceLeslieNot as easy to put together as you would think. Wish it came a big taller. (60")4
I Loved Billy FirstRedebut once again I am coming back around to use something from IKEA to correct a problem that has arisen with increasing age: I spend more time settled than out and about, and that means some furnishings are being overloaded with supplies and materials. . . so this little bookcase I can attach to the wall and not have it overwhelm me when it is overwhelmed! NB There was a small defect in my purchase which I will repair. IDEA does NOTHING to help with this.5
My 15 year old kidVanessaMy 15 year old kid built this for me, it’s looks great.5
Billy shelfElaineGood for a small corner to store things.5
Easy out together and fitsMALIKAHEasy out together and fits into small spaces5
Love ❤️DeniseExactly what we needed.5
Great ProductDorisIt was so easy to put together. Very sturdy!5
Just rightClaireNice quality. Easy to assemble. Looks very elegant for an inexpensive piece of furniture.5
Easy to assembleMarciaVery easy to assemble and fits perfectly in space5
Great stuffMichaelso glad I got5
Same Billy but differentELYRIAI have 3 Billy's from years ago. I recently did some upgrades and needed an storage rack to fit in the corner of my dining area. I had a wheeled cart that I no longer wanted, that held baskets with extra kitchen items in it. I searched high and low couldn't find what I was looking for. Then it hit me, Billy! It was a perfect fit for the space and the baskets! The only issue I had was I needed to add an addition shelf. I took a shelf fron one of the og Billy's and discovered the shelf pegs are different! The holes are much smaller in the new Billy. I was able to get extra parts (the correct shelf pegs) from my local Ikea for free and still use the additional shelf. It's not a snug fit but it works. It's gorgeous and I couldn't be happier!5
Worked out fine.AmyWorked out fine.5
Good quality an price combination.JUAN C.Easy to set-up. A good piece of furniture..5
Banking bookcasesRONALDI acquired these bookcases to bank either side of the living space in my living room. Perfect choice. They fit it as expected.5
Exactly what I wanted toMariiaExactly what I wanted to put next to my son's bed5
Great bookcasejessicaQuick, easy build that sits flush against the wall. Easy to anchor to wall. Simple to combine with other Billy products to create a library wall.5
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 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.
"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."