The Alligator’s Mouth is an independent children’s bookshop in Richmond, stocking books from baby to late teen, as well as a selection of cards and  games. 


Alligator drawing by Chris Riddell

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 11am-4pm

Bank Holidays: 11am-4pm


2a Church Court,

Richmond, TW9 1JL

Contact and How to Get Here


It's very bright and colourful and friendly, and the best thing about it is that they nearly always have a copy of the very book you're looking for.

Jacqueline Wilson (drawn by Nick Sharratt)

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above: Alligator Problem by Michael Rosen.

Alligator drawing by Axel Scheffler.


I understand that a pair of mad booksellers are planning to lure children into the mouth of a wild beast and are holding me at least partially responsible. 'Mad booksellers' is a redundant term, but nonetheless I will respond to this cruel slur by entering the Alligator's Mouth as soon as time allows and going on a spree of spending and/or vengeance.


Lemony Snicket


Winners Richmond Best Shop 2016

Nominated Children's Bookseller of the Year 2017 & 2018

A&C Bookstore of the Month, Jan 2017

Caboodle Bookshop of the Month, Nov 2017

above: Alligator's Mouth team drawing by Zoe Scammell.

The Alligator's Mouth

2a Church Court, Richmond TW9 1JL

Email: Tel: 020 8948 6775

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