Friday 4 March 2022

Specially decorated postboxes for World Book Day 2022

World Book Day slogan postmark.


Press Release

  • To celebrate World Book Day’s 25th anniversary, Royal Mail today unveils four special postboxes across the UK, celebrating authors and illustrators from all four UK nations.
  • The postboxes have their own unique design, celebrating the work of the authors and illustrators featured on each postbox. The postboxes are adorned in lines from books by authors including Greg James and Chris Smith, Nadiya Hussain, Dara McAnulty and Martin Waddell, with artwork from the likes of Harry Potter cover illustrator, Jonny Duddle.
  • The postboxes are located across the UK in Luton (England), Nannerch, Flintshire (Wales), Dundee (Scotland) and Castlewellan (Northern Ireland), close to places of significance to either the writers or their work*. 
  • The specific locations of the postboxes are:
    • England – Luton (George Street)
    • Wales – Nannerch, Flintshire (Village Road)
    • Scotland – Dundee (City Square)
    • Northern Ireland – Castlewellan (Main Street)

Pictures provided by Royal Mail:

Kelly McCaughrain with a postbox in Castlewellan, Northern Ireland.

Pamela Butchart (left) and Michelle Sloan with a postbox in Dundee, Scotland.

Jonny Diddle with a postbox in Nannerch, Flintshire, Wales.
A decorated postbox in Luton, England.

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