BILLY Bookcase, white, 78 3/4x11x93 1/4 "
BILLY Bookcase, white, 78 3/4x11x93 1/4 "

BILLY bookcase puts all your precious books and cherished items on display. The height extension takes your storage to a whole new level and the adjustable shelving lets you tailor the solution perfectly.

Article Number890.178.27

Product details

This bookcase has a height extension unit, allowing you to make the most of the wall area.Adjustable shelves, so you can customize your storage as needed.This furniture must be secured to the wall with the enclosed wall anchoring device.Different wall materials require different types of fasteners. Use fasteners suitable for the walls in your home.Designer

Gillis Lundgren/IKEA of Sweden

  • Bookcase
    Main parts:Particleboard, Foil, Polypropylene
    Side panel:Particleboard, Foil, Melamine foil, Polypropylene
    Plinth front:Particleboard, Foil
    Back:Fiberboard, Foil, Paint
    Main parts:Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Side panel:Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil, Plastic edging
    Plinth front:Particleboard, Paper foil
    Back:Fiberboard, Paint, Paper foil
    Height extension unit
    Top panel:Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging
    Side panel:Particleboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging, Paper edging
    Back:Particleboard, Paper foil, Paper edging
    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
  • Bookcase/height extension unitAt least 50% (weight) of this product is made from wood fiber, a renewable material.Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
  • This product comes as 6 packages.
    BILLYBookcaseArticle Number:002.638.50
    Width: 11 ½ "Height: 5 "Length: 80 ¾ "Weight: 77 lb 11 ozPackage(s): 2
    BILLYBookcaseArticle Number:502.638.38
    Width: 15 ¼ "Height: 2 ½ "Length: 81 ¼ "Weight: 46 lb 1 ozPackage(s): 1
    BILLYHeight extension unitArticle Number:902.638.60
    Width: 14 ½ "Height: 3 "Length: 14 ¾ "Weight: 9 lb 4 ozPackage(s): 1
    BILLYHeight extension unitArticle Number:402.638.53
    Width: 14 ¼ "Height: 2 ¼ "Length: 30 ½ "Weight: 14 lb 14 ozPackage(s): 2

Product size

78 3/4 "
11 "
93 1/4 "
Max load/shelf: 
66 lb


Love the shelvesMaryVery happy with our new shelves. They fit in our space perfectly and look great. Easy to assemble.5
Don’t be fooledLiaThis looks like it ends up being one large bookcase. But, after you build all six packages, you are left with three separate bookcases with no instructions or hardware for attaching them together into one piece. I had to look up YouTube videos and roam around the hardware store to figure out how to attach them together. If you don’t believe me, look at the manuals online before you buy this. In the end, I made it work, but no thanks to IKEA. They have no information about this anywhere. Also, their customer service right now is non-existent, whether you try online, by phone or by Twitter. Just look at the IKEA US help Twitter account at all the complaints.2
The price was reasonable butRickThe price was reasonable but due to Covid 19 I wanted to have it shipped but the shipping cost was ridiculous. Lucky me I was able to do pick up because there's an Ikea store near where I live.4
3 of the same, check it.Check itWhat was ordered is what is pictured, what was delivered was 3 of the same wider shelves. The two top wide shelves was fine. The top middle was for the narrow shelf which was not part of the order that was delivered. It was too later since we already put the two wide shelves together, so when we opened the third one, we found out it was not the narrow shelf for the middle. Too much trouble to pack it up & exchange it. Other that that it’s fine. Got more shelves that it should have.3
Bullseye 31Great product and easy assembly5
TriscuitMakes for a wonderful home library4
Fills the Wall!You can never have enoughI ordered this online to be picked up at the store. The pickup was quick and efficient on a busy Sunday. It comes in several boxes and a few are long and heavy so be prepared. Assembly was easy. It is solid and with the extra height there is a lot of storage in this unit. Check for ideas online on how to add detail and character to this standard piece.5
Svelte – looks like built-in – no easy assemblybernie xyzzyMay be a tad heavy for one person to handle the box. After assembly you can move the case holding ends or the center shelf that will not break as with many other assembled cases. The boxes do not fit in a sub-compact car and had to leave back-lid open. The boxes just fit in a compact car; just stick your wife in the back seat. There are black plugs that look good in this case; however, there were grey plugs that came with the kit. Had to go to Ikea to get the black plugs. There is a small gap on the extensions that can only be seen if you are over 7 feet tall. There is an excellent Ikea instruction booklet and I use tools from Ikea for assembly. Always have sufficient parts and warnings about attaching to the wall. The assembly is quite quick and easy. The instructions keep you from putting what look almost identical boards in the wrong place or direction. I chose these shelves because they are just deep enough to hold one layer of books and do not warp over the years. For paperback books I use the optional glass shelves that take up less space. On the half high cases I use a glass shelf on top as a coaster and to protect from cats and dust. I am replacing all the odds and ends book cases with BILLY Bookcase for uniformity. Had to buy more cases to get books off the ground and out of boxes.5
DissappointedAlso DisappointedThe bookcases were assembled and installed. Only then did we realize that one of the units is over a half inch taller than the others, which also affects the shelf placements. Very noticeable.2
Billy built-in hackSSBuckI bought 3 billies from IKEA and trim pieces from a hardware store. I’m not incredibly handy, but I made these bookcases look as if they are built-ins with a little help from Pinterest5
Looks expensiveSlwatk01We just installed this in our new study. I was worried it would look cheap but it does not at all. Best price I could find for something this size5
Just what we needed!AhartmanPurchased to get framed photos, books and momentos out of boxes. Secures to the wall. Super functional, looks great!5
Nothing but problemsecollins105IKEA has a poor shipping policy for this product. Arrive and one of the upright boards was cracked in half. Not able to see until after the box was opened. Took over 3 weeks to have delivered, 1st time truck showed and didn;t have the order. The shipping company they use is sub-par. Wait time to get resolved is unreasonable. 90 minutes first time to see why not delievered, and over 66 minutes to get them on line for broken part. .2

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