The Alligator's Mouth is a specialist children's bookshop at the heart of our local community in Richmond. Our mission is to reach all readers: the confident, the beginner, and the reading-resistant. We often work with local schools, providing events or stocking libraries. In the past we have welcomed Jacqueline Wilson, Chris Riddell, Cressida Cowell, Oliver Jeffers and Axel Scheffler among many others. We won a Time Out Love Local Award for best Richmond shop in 2016 and we were shortlisted for The British Book Awards Children's Bookseller of the Year 2017 and 2018, as well as being nominated for British Book Industry Awards Individual Bookseller of the Year 2018. Happy browsing! For those who live locally, please check out our website or contact us to arrange shop collection.
To buy from The Alligator's Mouth, either start your browsing from this page (https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/alligatorsmouth) or use the Find a Bookshop function on the uk.bookshop.org home page to select our shop for whichever books you add to your cart.
Browse our recommendation lists (with more being added all the time) or search for any title. Yes, any title. As long as it's in print, it's likely to be available. Please note that you can order adult as well as children's books from uk.bookshop.org or directly from us.