Welcome to The Alligator's Mouth Children's Bookshop

Reopening Day, Mon 12th April:

  We are so delighted to be reopening our doors on Monday 12th April (10am-5pm), and are looking forward to welcoming you into the bookshop once again!


Opening Hours

  Until further notice, from 12th April we will resume normal opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sundays: 11am-4pm

  By now, we're sure you know the drill. But here's a brief list of safety measures to be aware of:

  • Please wear a facial covering or let us know at the door if you are exempt.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at the door.

  • We may at times limit the number of people allowed inside the shop. 

  • We appreciate your understanding if a member of staff has to respectfully remind you of any safety precautions.

Deliveries and Collections
  If you live in or near Richmond, we’re still offering hand delivery. Customers who are local to the shop are welcome to check whether we have the book they need in stock and (for as long as possible) members of staff who live nearby will do their best to hand deliver books.


  If you're not local, we can order books to you direct from our suppliers. Shop online for thousands of available titles on our website shop. If you can't find a book using the search bar, use the request submission form or drop us an email/call (020 8948 6775). If it's in print, we can usually get hold of it for you! You can also shop on The Alligator's Mouth Bookshop UK page, where we get a commission from each sale.


Thank you
  The staff at The Alligator's Mouth would like to say yet another big thank you to all the customers and authors and book people who have kept us going through this difficult period. Your support has been amazing. One thing this troubled time has proved is the need for books to keep us happy, enlightened and together.

See you soon!

All at the Alligator's Mouth

Alligator drawing by Chris Riddell

Current contact and collection hours

Monday-Saturday: 11am-4pm

Sunday: CLOSED

From 12th April we will resume normal opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sundays: 11am-4pm



If your child would love a book a month or even a book a week to keep them happy during lockdown and beyond, we recommend arranging a subscription. We love creating recommendations for our subscribees, who develop a lovely relationship with the shop and a real excitement about reading.

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The Alligator's Mouth

2a Church Court, Richmond TW9 1JL

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

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