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
Bank Holidays: 11am-4pm
2a Church Court,
Richmond, TW9 1JL
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)
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.
Winners Richmond Best Shop 2016
Nominated Children's Bookseller of the Year 2017 & 2018
Caboodle Bookshop of the Month, Nov 2017
A&C Bookstore of the Month, Jan 2017
above: Alligator's Mouth team drawing by Zoe Scammell.