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Our postal subscriptions gift the recipient a book a month, handpicked by us and based on their book preferences. Subscriptions are available in 6 months or 12 months packages, and we can customise the perfect subscription for you or your loved one. The books are sent out at the start of each month in a hand-packaged parcel, and we try to slip in as many freebies and extras as we can. Each month the recipient receives a bookmark, and compliment slip which can have any message written on it (plus stickers for younger readers!) An extra book and Alligator's Mouth tote bag are included free with a 12 month subscription. 

Feedback from our current subscription holders:

  My granddaughter Amber is 5 and a half years old and is now half way through the second year of the Alligator’s Mouth subscription. Amber looks forward enthusiastically to the monthly parcel. Asked what she thinks of the subscription, “Mega” was the reply! The Alligator’s Mouth people manage to perfectly match the reading and ‘read to’ ability. With a bit of feedback they come up with books that precisely cover the subjects that capture Amber’s imagination. It is a delightful way to encourage youngsters to read and we all appreciate how valuable that is.

  We purchased a subscription for two of our children last Christmas – a boy and a girl with very different interests and natural reading preferences – and have been delighted with the thought and care that has gone in to choosing every book for them. Our children are so excited each month when their own personally addressed ‘Alligator parcel’ arrives and they literally devour every read, often asking how long until the next book comes. The range of books and subject matter has been excellent and we’ve never had a book they haven’t enjoyed.  Indeed, some have prompted really interesting supper time conversations. We have already renewed for next year!

Example price*:
£140 for 12 months of paperback fiction including postage, plus a free Alligator's Mouth tote bag, bookmarks and other freebies.
*The price can be tailored to your budget and types of book you would like, e.g. you might want to alternate between paperback fiction and hardback non-fiction, or perhaps want to include graphic novels. Anything is possible.

Personal Accounts

  Accounts are quick and easy to set up with simply a few details, and then friends and family can add funds to the account in the shop or over the phone. We keep track of who has added credit to the account, and then the account holder can come in and use the funds to buy books with no expiry date on the funds.

Special Editions

A choice selection of books (including exclusive editions) available to order.

If you don't see what you're looking for here, call us on 020 8948 6775 or email and we can pre-order it for you!

Bestsellers and Staff Favourites

A choice selection, from among our thousands of books, available to order direct through this website.

If you don't see what you're looking for here, call us on 020 8948 6775 or email Chances are we have it in stock or can order it for you!

The Alligator's Mouth

2a Church Court, Richmond TW9 1JL

Email: Tel: 020 8948 6775

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