• IKEA's Shakespearean BILLY bookcase!

    by  • Thursday, July 16, 2009 • Decorating and interiors, News, Stylish shopping • 22 Comments

    To Billy or not to Billy – 41 million people since 1979 have chosen IKEA‘s most famous bookcase for their homes, and the reliable Billy design is 30 years old this year. To mark this historic occasion, IKEA is releasing, rather randomly, some limited-edition Billy ‘Jader’ bookcases, covered in quotations from the works of William Shakespeare, graffiti-style.

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    These designer-style shelving units will cost £39 each. Or, you could just let your kids get creative on your Billy shelves with a permanent marker for a similar effect! – Ellie

    22 Responses to IKEA's Shakespearean BILLY bookcase!

    1. Friday, July 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

      some things just never go out of style! i love ikea for certain things. i’m currently in the market for fresh summer-y curtains that i’ve seen posted on a few blogs…from none other than our friend ikea! :) thanks for the inspiration & happy weekend.

    2. Friday, July 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

      some things just never go out of style! i love ikea for certain things. i’m currently in the market for fresh summer-y curtains that i’ve seen posted on a few blogs…from none other than our friend ikea! :) thanks for the inspiration & happy weekend.

    3. catherine
      Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

      Have been trying to find out where to order the Billy Jader Bookcase from Ikea, but not having much success, living on the Isle of Wight if anyone can help me out guiding me to where to buy it online would be very much appreciated.

      Kind Regards
      Catherine

    4. catherine
      Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

      Have been trying to find out where to order the Billy Jader Bookcase from Ikea, but not having much success, living on the Isle of Wight if anyone can help me out guiding me to where to buy it online would be very much appreciated.

      Kind Regards
      Catherine

    5. Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

      Looking for more fun with BILLY? IKEAFANS.com, IKEA UK and IKEA USA are happy to announce the launch of a contest to celebrate the 30th birthday of the iconic BILLY bookcase. Over 40 million BILLY bookcases are in the wild – is one of them yours? Tell us about it for your chance to win IKEA prizes!

      IKEA UK Fans: http://www.ikeafans.com/home/ikea-billy-bookcase-contest-enter-to-win/

      IKEA US Fans: http://www.ikeafans.com/home/ikea-us-joins-the-billy-bookcase-contest/

    6. Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 7:58 pm

      Looking for more fun with BILLY? IKEAFANS.com, IKEA UK and IKEA USA are happy to announce the launch of a contest to celebrate the 30th birthday of the iconic BILLY bookcase. Over 40 million BILLY bookcases are in the wild – is one of them yours? Tell us about it for your chance to win IKEA prizes!

      IKEA UK Fans: http://www.ikeafans.com/home/ikea-billy-bookcase-contest-enter-to-win/

      IKEA US Fans: http://www.ikeafans.com/home/ikea-us-joins-the-billy-bookcase-contest/

    7. Charlene
      Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      I just picked up my Billy Jader bookcase and I was so excited. Then as I was putting it together I noticed that three of the quotes are false attributions and not by William Shakespeare at all. I am extremely disappointed. Didn’t anyone bother to check??

      • cathryn
        Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

        Did you take your Jader bookshelf back? We bought and black and white one and really want another one but Ikea seem to have sold out. If you still have it and want to sell it let me know.

        Thanks

    8. Charlene
      Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      I just picked up my Billy Jader bookcase and I was so excited. Then as I was putting it together I noticed that three of the quotes are false attributions and not by William Shakespeare at all. I am extremely disappointed. Didn’t anyone bother to check??

      • cathryn
        Friday, August 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

        Did you take your Jader bookshelf back? We bought and black and white one and really want another one but Ikea seem to have sold out. If you still have it and want to sell it let me know.

        Thanks

    9. mee
      Monday, January 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      anyone know where you can buy these now? i mean do ikea still sell them? if not, that guy who was unsatisfies with the quotes, fancy selling yours?

    10. mee
      Monday, January 10, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      anyone know where you can buy these now? i mean do ikea still sell them? if not, that guy who was unsatisfies with the quotes, fancy selling yours?

    11. Christina Madden
      Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      I went to Ikea to get a new bookshelf yesterday. I wanted one of these particular ones as I had one before but ex-boyfriend got to keep it when I moved out. Unfortunatly, they were limited edition and are now sold out [at least in Dublin Store] and I had to go with a plain black one. I was very upset because I really loved that bookshelf and it was funky as well as functional… oh well..

    12. Christina Madden
      Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 1:23 pm

      I went to Ikea to get a new bookshelf yesterday. I wanted one of these particular ones as I had one before but ex-boyfriend got to keep it when I moved out. Unfortunatly, they were limited edition and are now sold out [at least in Dublin Store] and I had to go with a plain black one. I was very upset because I really loved that bookshelf and it was funky as well as functional… oh well..

    13. Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

      I have ‘billied’for years in uk and now I live in Scandinavia Ikea seems even more a normal part of my life. Only downside is that in UK there are more helpful handymen to put your Ikea together than here in Finland :-(

    14. Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

      I have ‘billied’for years in uk and now I live in Scandinavia Ikea seems even more a normal part of my life. Only downside is that in UK there are more helpful handymen to put your Ikea together than here in Finland :-(

    15. Kristian
      Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      I have this shelf in black and white with glass doors that cover half the length of the shelf. I would consider selling it. I’m in Orlando.

      • Kristian
        Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

        I would like to buy it possibly how much are you selling it for?

    16. Kristian
      Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      I have this shelf in black and white with glass doors that cover half the length of the shelf. I would consider selling it. I’m in Orlando.

      • Kristian
        Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

        I would like to buy it possibly how much are you selling it for?

    17. Kristian
      Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      can you email me I will like to buy it possibly

    18. Kristian
      Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

      can you email me I will like to buy it possibly

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