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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price $ 179.98
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 63x11x79 1/2 "

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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 Number790.178.37

Product details

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.


Gillis Lundgren

  • Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.

    Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".

    This combination is made of 2 separate units.

  • 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.

  • This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.
  • Bookcase

    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.

  • Assembly instructionsBILLY Bookcase002.638.50


Width: 63 "

Depth: 11 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    BILLYArticle Number002.638.50

    Width: 11 ½ "

    Height: 5 "

    Length: 80 ¾ "

    Weight: 77 lb 11 oz

    Package(s): 2

Classic bookcaseKathleen.Fits in great with other IKEA furnishings in the same color. Fairly easy to customize.5
Cheap shelvesJimI haven't purchased from IKEA for several years but in that time the product quality has gone down . Press board really2
80% increase in priceWILLIAMBefore Covid, this product had been lowered to $39. I bought four last year for $49 each. This purchase the price was $89 each. If inflation is 8%, then the price should have been $53 each. Instead, inflation caused an EIGHTY PERCENT increase. That's a bit much, don't you think? We currently own 15 Billy shelves but will not be purchasing any more until you stop price gouging your customers.5
This isn’t my first Billy- they’re not the sameVivianThe hardware and materials are lighter and feel less substantial than before. The hardware is now plastic. Overall I preferred the old model as it had a longer durability. Would still recommend although not as strongly.4
LibraryLynnetteI created a children's book library with my collection of books from 40 years of teaching.5
Disappointed - Oct - Dec is too long.KimberlyI was so excited when I purchased the 2 Billy bookshelves but was saddened when they were defective. The customer service to help get the products replaced was WONDERFUL and I was once again excited to receive my new shipment on 11/7th. I received TRACKING updates all day via text message on the 7th and NO DELIVERY! When I came back to the IKEA website to track my shipment the tracking date had been changed to the 17th. Well I am out of town on the 17th so now I have wait until 12/5th. If I had known I would not have the bookshelves I would not have thrown away the defective set (as I was instructed via email). Oct - December is too long to wait for a product!2
NiceCherylWorks well but too hard to get extra shelves4
Very happy with our choiceJanieVery happy with our choice in choosing these items as noted in rating5
OrganizationNancyExcellent low cost shelving for organizing.4
BookcaseMalikaPerfect value for the money. Easy to assemble.5
Nice systemAnonymousWorks well and looks great4
Quality bookcases that last a long whileCarlosI am a long-time fan of the Billy bookcases. I’ve owned them for nearly 20 years. I recently moved and needed taller cases to replace my half-sized Billy cases.5
Great buyGeorgeBeautiful Stylish Strong5
Great productTimothyGreat product5
Love these shelvesMeganWe got these for my son's room. He has quite the collection of books and Legos. These held more books than we thought and we were able to use the second for his Lego models.5
Great value, great product!JonathanPerfect for my needs. I have quite a lot of books and these bookcases handled the weight of the books without a problem.5
Great unitsMalcolmEasy to assemble. I bought multiple units and the 2 45 degree brackets so I could make an L shaped set up4
Love, love the adjustable shelvesMicheleThere are a lot of similiar bookcases on the market, but most of them have fixed shelves. The fact that most of these shelves are adjustable makes them much more practical and versatile.5
BillyWilhelmWe have purchased a total of 11 bookcases of which 8 are Billys. So far they have met our expectations.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 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.