BILLYBookcase with glass doors, dark blue

BILLY Bookcase with glass doors, dark blue, 31 1/2x11 3/4x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase with glass doors, gray-turquoise/white stained oak veneer, 31 1/2x11 3/4x79 1/2 "
BILLY Bookcase with glass doors, gray/metallic effect, 31 1/2x11 3/4x79 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 Number203.238.05

Product details

Glass-door cabinet keeps your favorite items free from dust but still visible.

A simple unit can be enough storage for a limited space or the foundation for a larger storage solution if your needs change.

Adjustable shelves can be arranged according to your needs.

5 shelves included.

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

Min. ceiling height required: 80¾".


Gillis Lundgren

Article Number203.238.05
  • Main parts:

    Particleboard, Paper foil


    Fiberboard, Printed acrylic paint

    Glass door frame:

    Fiberboard, Paper foil, Plastic edging

    Glass panels:

    Tempered glass


    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.


    Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Use only water or window-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.


Width: 31 1/2 "

Depth: 11 3/4 "

Height: 79 1/2 "

Max load/shelf: 66 lb

  • This product comes as 2 packages.
    Bookcase with glass doorsArticle Number203.238.05
    This product has multiple packages.

    Width: 15 ¾ "

    Height: 3 ½ "

    Length: 81 ¼ "

    Weight: 66 lb 2 oz

    Package(s): 1

    Width: 15 ¾ "

    Height: 3 ¼ "

    Length: 81 ¼ "

    Weight: 63 lb 15 oz

    Package(s): 1


Billy bookcaseTylerIt was easy to assemble and looks amazing great add to the house5
Billy glass bookcaseCRAIGBoth pieces of glass have scratches in them. One side also has a nick in the glass2
We now have 11 full-sizeDEBBYWe now have 11 full-size Billys, plus some half size. Best value in the market.5
Beautiful!!CherylI LOVE this cabinet! It was sold out for a while and I had to make a special spur of the moment trip to the nearest store an hour and 30 minutes away when I got notification that it was in stock, but it was well worth it.5
Exactly as pictured and so so lovelyAleiaThe color isn’t overtly metallic and they are sturdy and wonderful. I debated getting them for a while and finally pulled the trigger when they came back in stock and am thrilled with my purchase. I put two next to each other and have gotten multiple compliments already!5
Great Bookcase!!RANDYLoved it. Such a great addition to my home. Fairly easy to put together. The knobs are cheap junk however. We put different ones on.5
I absolutely love this bookcaseRosieI absolutely love this bookcase for my handbags to be displayed in. A must have and it took my husband less than an hour to assemble.5
Love the color but not made as solid as this piece used to be made!!SARAI own older models of the billy and this version while yes beautiful color was not as sturdy the pieces were plastic instead of metal and the boards weren’t even like manufacture defects. Overall for the higher price quality should improve!!!3
Bookcase was nice been betterJohnBookcase was nice been better to have all the material neede to cop,let’s project the back of the cabinet was not in the box hade to drive 40 miles round trip4
PerfectStephanieSells out quickly. At least in NY. Grab it while you can because you certainly won’t regret it. It is stunning!5
Marvelous!AllisonI have 4 of the blue Billy Bookshelves. It is a stunning piece of furniture. The bookshelves completely changed the look of our large dining room. Assembly was easy & worth the time.5
Very nice product. Great qualityMeganVery nice product. Great quality for the price.5
Double bookcaseScottThese were easy to put together and looks really nice on the wall5
Good QualityAllanEasy assembly. I like the cutouts in the back to go around the baseboard so it will fit flush against the wall.5
Nordic StylingMary-NealeVery nice bookcase! Love the minimal style and Blue color. Purchased two and placed them side by side - looking terrific! Stand out pieces. You will need to attach to wall.5
Great bookcase!KagekiThe bookcase stands beautifully and its aesthetic results from the combination of simplicity and functionality. It was a long wait but it's so worth it. Very satisfied with the purchase!5
Fits very nicely in myBETTYFits very nicely in my space5
BookcaseJaimeGreat buy. Easy build. Nice complete set once built.5
DissapointedJonathan L.It looks good but there where too many things that frustrated me. It's not sturdy enough to hold its own weight when both doors are open unless its mounted to a wall. I'm not a fan of mounting furniture to a wall but I guess I'll have to because if not the case will be pretty much be a hazard. The process to attach the little knobs for the doors was extremely infuriating for me, because you have to place a screw and turn it while holding the knob on the other side and hoping that you did it right or else it will be crooked. Connecting the doors was also a pain after 3 attempts I couldn't get them leveled and I made sure to place them at the same spot on both sides. Overall if you don't have much experience and don't have a lot of patience I recommend you to pass on this one. Not sturdy enough to be left standing on its own and assembly process too infuriating.3
BILLY Bookcase with glass doors, dark blue, 31 1/2x11 3/4x79 1/2 "

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.

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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.