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Regular Events

The Alligator's Storytime

Mon 10:30am, Tues 3:45pm

2-6yrs, £3 per child (redeemable against any book)

  All storytimes are themed, featuring a choice selection of picture books and often a poem or song. Suitable 2-6yrs. No booking required; just turn up. 

Folktale Friday
First Friday of the Month 3:45pm

5+yrs, £5 (redeemable against any book)

  Alligator’s Mouth staff read classic folktales from across the world, mixing well-known legends with hidden gems. Each Folktale Friday has a different theme (Fairies, The Moon, Trolls...) This works well as a family event and discussion following the stories is welcome.

Special/Author Events

Sat 25th Jan at 11:30am
Jane Porter

The Boy Who Loved Everyone
author/illustrator storytime and activity session!

3+ years, £5 booking fee (redeemable) 

 "I love you," Dimitri tells everyone, from his friends at nursery to the big tree in the playground. But why does no one say it back? Dimitri worries no one loves him – until he finds out there are lots of different ways love can spread through the world.

  Join author and illustrator Jane Porter for a sweet and uplifting storytime about the different ways we express love, and bring your creative heads for some collaborative story-making fun! The £5 booking fee is redeemable against the book on the day, and Jane will be signing copies after the event.

Wed 5th Feb 11:15-11:45am
Jim Smith

Danger at Donut Diner

author/illustrator signing, drawing and donuts!

just turn up, free drawing with copies of the book bought while Jim is in the shop

  To celebrate the publication of his new Super Weird! Mysteries series, Lollies-winner and author of the Barry Loser series Jim Smith will be doing an exclusive day of stock signing. He's so excited he’ll be bringing an assortment of free doughnuts. Jim has also agreed to offer free on-the-spot illustrations for customers who buy copies of Super Weird Mysteries: Danger at Donut Diner during his visit.

Comics Club

Next: Thurs 23rd Jan 2019 at 4pm — FULLY BOOKED

8-12yrs, £10 (£5 of which redeemable against any book), RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone

  Comics fans unite for our monthly Comics Club! This month's theme TBC. These sessions are very popular so RSVP and pre-payment is essential. To get the quickest updates on new Comics Club dates, make sure you're signed up to the Comics Club segment of our mailing list (you can do this using the form at the top of this page).

Inside Story Club

Next: TBC
8-12yrs, £5 per child (redeemable against any book) 
RSVP and pre-pay in the shop or over the phone

Fri 21st to Sun 23rd Feb

London Bookshop Crawl 2020
Richmond Guided Group: Sat 22nd Feb, 10.30am-12.30pm

£5, book via the Bookshop Crawl website

  The London Bookshop Crawl is back for its fifth year! Explore the bookshops of London with a group of fellow book lovers.


  Join one of the special London Bookshop Crawl groups on Sat 22nd and spend a couple of hours browsing in bookshops and finding out about literary London, while taking advantage of the perks and discounts available to bookshop crawlers. Make new bookish friends or bring your own and talk books together!

  Organised and ticketed by Ninja Book Box. More information can be found here.

  The Inside Story Club is a book club with a difference! Whether you've read the book or not, we'll dive in together, journeying inside the world of the book with specially designed creative writing and drawing activities.

  Inside Story Club will be restarting in the New Year, keep an eye on here and in the shop for details!

The Alligator's Mouth

2a Church Court, Richmond TW9 1JL

Email: info@thealligatorsmouth.co.uk Tel: 020 8948 6775

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