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LAIVA Bookcase, black-brown,

Price $ 29.99

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Open storage is just as much about reflecting who you are as organizing all your things. In this bookcase, you can display your favorite books and objects. The shallow depth is perfect for smaller spaces.

Article Number401.785.91

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.

The open shelves allow you to see and reach everything.


Jon Karlsson

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

  • Material
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Melamine foil
    Fixed shelf:
    Particleboard, Paper foil, Paper foil, Paper foil, Melamine foil
    Fiberboard, 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.
  • 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 instructionsLAIVA Bookcase401.785.91


Width: 24 3/8 "

Depth: 9 1/2 "

Height: 65 "

Max load/shelf: 33 lb

  • LAIVAArticle Number401.785.91

    Width: 9 ¾ "

    Height: 3 "

    Length: 47 "

    Weight: 30 lb 14 oz

    Package(s): 1

HorribleVeeI wasn’t even able to put it together. First one came damaged so went to exchange it the 2nd one was defective as well the holes were too big to hold the screws needed. Returned it and just got my money back I wasn’t risking it for a 3rd time1
I like this productOmairaeasy to put together5
Small flat approved!ZalikaThis item was the perfect solution to my issue. I currently live in a studio flat and needed some extra storage. It holds quite a bit and to close it off I paired it with the Vattenax shade.4
Using it for a chargingKerriUsing it for a charging station for electronics - works great.4
Love it and it’s sturdy.ArcellieLove it and it’s sturdy. It’s good for display and books5
Part of it broke while building but...Landen K.Part of the bookshelf broke while building, however I was able to fix it with some electrical tape and the shelf seems to be holding steady otherwise. It is holding all of my things well, the main complaint that I have is that it was missing one of the essential screws to tie it to the wall like the instructions say. Hopefully I can find the necessary screw but who knows. Otherwise it seems to be good so far3
when i had nothing, this was everything lolAnyia B.Broke college student here to say that I used this as so many things lol. I didn't have a lot of money but I needed something quick. The price is worth it. Sturdy, just don't hit it lol. Pretty strong for its little build. Super quick build (but you might need some extra hands). Won't disappoint if you need something RIGHT NOW!5
Good purchaseBrendaGood purchase5
Great Bookshelf!BettyNice sturdy and tall bookshelf. It fits perfectly in my room and matches with my Ikea bedframe with the dark wood/black aesthetic. It is a little heavy but stands steadily on my carpeted floors without being drilled in as recommended. It's not made of real wood but looks really professional and nice. I didn't have any issues with any pieces not fitting or any of the panels cracking assembling it. The instructions were easy to follow and I put it together in a matter of minutes all by myself.5
Great value! Easy to assembleHerbertGreat value! Easy to assemble and it looks great! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a bookcase/shelving unit to fit in a limited/small space.5
Good product for the price.GENEGood product for the price.5
Simple, but perfectERINWe were in need of a slim bookshelf for my child’s room & then ended up buying more for our bedroom & closet. It’s simple to put together, easy to anchor to the wall, & doesn’t feel clunky on the space. Also, the price is unbeatable. I do wish there were other color options, but other than that it’s perfect.5
Best bookcaseroxanneI have 2 already. I love this bookcase. Good and sturdy for the money. Also, super easy to assemble. Had mine done in 45 mins.5
I have so many ofMaryI have so many of these and I've moved with them a few times and they are still holding up. Great bookshelves for the price!5
Flimsy yet delicate (easily broken)Roshunda D.The quality of this product is not great. At least for as far as I made it. I ignored the slight chips in product as I unboxed. (Dismissed them as small, irrelevant issues) The pieces were not fitting easily but proper assembly is a detriment to the product. The wood cracked and makes it now totally useless to me since it prevents a necessary connection for the shelf to be functional. I’m utterly disappointed and to throw away after less than 3 hours of receiving is heartbreaking1
Great shelfPennyIt was very easy to put together, is sturdy, and looks great.5
Had two, then three.NicoleThe first two I bought a couple of years ago were less than $20, the third one I just bought was twice that. They look good, fit the space in the dining room and serve the purpose, though. They're a little too lightweight to be $40 each or hold too much weight. Assembly orientation of the pieces is tricky so pay attention.5
Great BookcasesTabitha B.These are great bookcases. However, you have to be extremely careful when putting the bookcase together. If not, you will split the wood and will ruin the bookcase. I applied to much pressure in connecting a connector to the whole and I ended up splitting the wood. Take it slow when connecting the pieces and you will be fine. Good news is Ikea refunded my money with no problems!4
Perfect! Exactly what I wasKarenPerfect! Exactly what I was looking for5

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.