Bookcase, white23 5/8x70 7/8 "

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GERSBY Bookcase, white, 23 5/8x70 7/8 "
GERSBY Bookcase, white, 23 5/8x70 7/8 "
GERSBY Bookcase, white, 23 5/8x70 7/8 "

Loads of books but short of space? This shallow bookcase holds your series collections without taking up too much floor space. Perfect for bedrooms, hallways or smaller living areas.

Article Number702.611.31

Product details

Shallow shelves help you to use the walls in your home efficiently. They hold a lot of things without taking up much space in the room.

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

We recommend you secure this furniture to the wall with the enclosed safety device to prevent it from tipping over.

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


IKEA of Sweden

Article Number702.611.31
  • Main parts:

    Particleboard, Plastic edging, Paper foil

    Side panel:

    Particleboard, Plastic edging, Plastic edging, Melamine foil, Paper foil

    Plinth front:

    Particleboard, Paper foil

    Back panel:

    Fiberboard, Acrylic paint

    Wipe clean using a damp cloth and a mild cleaner.

    Wipe dry with a clean cloth.

  • 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 instructionsGERSBY Bookcase702.611.31


Width: 23 5/8 "

Depth: 9 1/2 "

Height: 70 7/8 "

Max load/shelf: 29 lb

    BookcaseArticle Number702.611.31

    Width: 10 ½ "

    Height: 2 ¾ "

    Length: 71 ½ "

    Weight: 44 lb 1 oz

    Package(s): 1


They are okDEMETRIThey are ok3
Went back and got another!RachaePerfect for kids room. Not too large and the price is perfect.5
Shoe rackAmbarI used mine for my shoes and bags5
Great for the money!GARYGreat shelving for the money...easy to assemble and quite sturdy.5
Product is fine and priceSAMUELProduct is fine and price is great but customer service is NONEXISTENT no ability to call or chat, not fair from such a great company.3
Perfect companion piece to the one we found near the dumpsterAlexWe recently acquired a GERSBY shelf that we picked outta the trash and we needed a second one to match the one we found among the piles of garbage near our apartment. This is the PERFECT piece to go with our dumpster find!!! Thank you IKEA!5
Great buy!DerrenAlthough I made a mistake in installing, it went well. Just had to be more observant throughout the process but everything went smooth.5
Perfect!LindseyI bought this for my teen's room and it was a perfect fit for her room and her books. She loves it! Very nice shelf unit for the price and easy to put together!5
Good piece, a bit small on the depth side...GrantWe bought this bookcase to fit into a closet; the width and height were perfect! Wish the shelves were a bit deeper, as the current ones are fairly shallow and don't hold quite as much.4
So nice we bought it twice!MARYWe love this bookcase. We purchased one for our daughters bedroom. It works perfectly in her smaller space. And we loved it so much, we purchased another one for our living room.5
Love itJestinaLove it5
Perfect sizeColleenWe were looking for a slimmer bookcase for our family room and this one is just right.5
Functional simple bookcaseLindaThis is a basic bookcase and is the only one that would fit in my pantry. It's rather shallow and the shelves aren't adjustable.4
Decent for priceSTEVENIt’s cheap, easy to assemble and looks good for the price. An improvement would be to provide covers to hide screw hole.3
It holds booksAllisonIt's a bookshelf and holds books just as I expected it to. It's a great value for the money - a 5 shelf bookshelf for $30 would normally be a little suspect, but this one is great. It's smaller than many 5-shelf bookshelves, which accounts for the lower price.5
Great value.RUBENGreat value.5
Good price, nice size forKempGood price, nice size for my space4
Good for Board GamesSuzyGreat price for sturdy bookshelves. These are the perfect size for storing board games!5
Great qualityMichelleGreat quality5
great to door service....very easyDonnagreat to door service....very easy to put together...i am using to hold clothes, shoes, pocketbooks and other stuff.... frees up room on top shelf5

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.