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.
Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.
Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.
May be used with doors; available in different colors and designs.
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.
This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
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.
Billy for me, bully for meJohnGreat half hight shelves, matches my other Galant office pieces5
Need stable n sturdy BillyNora L.Need stable n sturdy Billy provides that4
We love it!MariaFit nicely in our living room. Only thing is, it's 3 pieces, not one.4
3 level Billy book casePee S.Loved these! Sturdy, easy to assemble and great for displaying my books. Excellent value for money5
Love EmELIHave been using Billy's in my home for years. There very versatile and well made. I love the storage they provide.5
Worth the WaitStevePerfect size for my home office. I've been trying to get these for some time, but they have been out of stock. I ordered five as soon as they became available and they were perfect. The pick up at the store was very quick and pleasant and when I got them home, the assembly was fast and very easy. No problems, no questions. So glad I waited to get my Billy bookcases instead of going somewhere else.5
Always a solid choiceDinaA Billy is a Billy. IYKYK. My only issue is the hardware that is now included. I am a little concerned about the longevity of the PLASTIC parts. They used to be all metal but, to cut costs and remain competitive, something had to be cut and this was it. Other than that, great, basic bookshelf.4
Easy to assembly, good qualityNELLYEasy to assembly, good quality and great price.5
AmazingDEBRAThe Billy shelves are surprisingly roomy. We replaced the 12 cube version for this and I was not sure much would fit. To my surprise, most of what we had in the larger unit fit in this one. Thanks for making great furniture options.5
Horizontal BookcasesBenjaminI bought three horizontal bookcases. Assembly was progressively easier.
They are strong enough to hold books without sagging5
Nice and reasonableDAVIDThese are very good quality and look great.5
Great product for the price.BECKYGreat product for the price. We were able to build into our wall to make it look like a very expensive built in bookcase.5
Great for store displayLanaI have bought several Billy’s to use in our store. They work great for displaying! Also great for storage.5
Best Bookshelves AGAIN!ChristineThese are our 2nd set of Billy bookshelves to buy! We just sold our house and the new buyers wrote into the contract getting my old Billy cases! Yes, they are that nice!! I wisely bought four this time because three wasn’t enough the first time. They are so sturdy for the money!! Our IKEA was out of stock. By the time we received the email that low stock was in, they were sold out again! ( we live 2 hours away). Temptation was to just buy other bookcases from other stores. However, the reviews were TERRIBLE Alf all those cases! After almost 4 months, I am all set up again! It was well worth the wait!! Super easy to put together. My son built all four.. After the first, figuring it out, he did the rest in 10- 15 minutes each.5
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great valueJonathanI appreciated being able to order the three pack of these and they went together smoothly. I have loaded them up with books and no sag!5
looks nice and fits theStephanielooks nice and fits the space perfectly.5
Billy is Better!RICHARDYears ago, I constructed my first bookcase out of plywood. I remember having to make detailed plans with measurements and sawing, screws and sawdust. The Billy Bookcase system is a vast improvement over the DIY alternative with its precisely measured material, appropriate hardware and strength of the finished project. I would highly recommend the Billy system for home libraries of all kinds, including books, videos and music collections.5
Always superbGregI’ve purchased at least a dozen Billy bookcases in different combinations (short, short with doors, and tall), and have never been disappointed. Easy to build, flexible and sturdy. I’m sure I’ll buy more at some point and you should too.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.