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BILLY Bookcase, white,

Price $ 138.00
Previous price: $ 178.00
Price valid from Oct 26, 2023
BILLY Bookcase, birch veneer, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, black-brown, 63x11x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 63x11x79 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 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.
  • 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


Very classy in my upstairsGloriaVery classy in my upstairs family room!!!5
Great bookcaseMargaretGreat staple piece to add to a room. Using in room for office items and our collectibles. Glass doors dress up cases without being bulky. And helps with dust too. Got a pair of navy blue ones. Classic and won’t go out of style either.5
Perfect bookcase for built in hacksCharlesPurchased six of these Billy’s to do a wall of bookcases. Attached to the wall and trimmed out with moulding, they look like - and function like - custom built-in bookcases, for a fraction of the cost. There’re more beautiful than the originals!5
Fantastic Multifunction StorageKristenWe initially bought this as a kind of pantry for an apartment kitchen, because you KNOW those kitchens never have enough storage for anything beyond the bare minimum. The deep, adjustable shelves gave us places for small appliances -- crock pots, stand mixers -- cookbooks, spices and seasonings, and all those awkwardly shaped or sized things that don't fit in most apartment kitchen cupboards. Now that we have a house, it's being used as a "proper" bookcase, easily holding two-deep rows of books at the moment. Which is why I'm here, about 15 years (and 5 moves) after we bought the first one, looking at a second for our ever-growing library.5
Fantastic BookshelfRobExtremely affordable and easy to assemble, the perfect bookshelf5
Functional beautyRainyThe perfect bookcases for bibliophiles who want their collection to have some visual continuity. Easy to assemble. Good value.5
They were easy to putJessicaThey were easy to put together5
Book shelf is great. ExactlyRicardoBook shelf is great. Exactly what you expect.5
BookcasesYvetteI bought five of these last month and they are set up and holding almost all my books so I am going back in June to buy 2 more. They are well built and easy to put together.5
Great BookshelvesBradfordInexpensive bookshelves that look good. Shelves don't sag under a full compliment of books.5
Great value for the money!PeggyThese affordable and customizable bookshelves were everything I expected them to be. I love the finished product.5
Billy bookcase reviewNicoleThese hold up well, with minimal shelf sagging in the many years we've used them. Obviously they aren't solid wood, custom looking pieces, but you can't beat them for value.5
Not the same build qualityKirbyI have found the brown Billy’s do not have the same build quality as the white ones. The finish is incomplete (can see white streaks where the finish was not totally applied, and the pre-drilled holes are misaligned. Whereas the white Billy’s are beautiful and everything is machined so well. This wasn’t a one off as I have now bought a total of 14 various Billy’s. :)4
Excellent, just what I neededMichaelExcellent, just what I needed for all my books & dvd's5
Best BookcaseStephanieWe love this bookshelf. The price and ease of assembly has made us buy several of these bookshelves to build "built in bookshelves" for our home!5
Ok - butWilliamThe Billy book case is just what we needed. But I was disappointed in the back. It is a folded piece of cardboard. When the bookcase is completed you see two vertical lines where the back was folded. If you leave the back off then you see unfinished grooves where the back should be.3
Love it, but….IngerOverall they look great, perfect height, and easy to assemble. Quality control was a problem in my box with pealing finish and misaligned screw holes. That coupled with plastic ‘hardware’ I removed two stars. I added one star for customer service. When I called about the misalignment of the predrilled holes a replacement was sent to my home. I appreciated the mail out as my drive time is too long (imho) for an in store return.4
Easy to AssembleLesleyEasy to assemble and looks good. Using them for dvd collections and now everything is organized. After the first one assembly goes quickly. Attractive and excellent storage.5
Looks greatJessicaI bought this to go in a closet instead of built in shelves. Looks great and was beyond easy to put together by myself in under 45 minutes5

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.