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The Alligator’s Mouth

The alligator's mouth bookstore

The Alligator's Mouth

Tucked away on Church Court in Richmond The Alligator’s Mouth is a magical place for young book lovers. It’s a space where children’s imagination is fed and where the array of books is so inviting to the young reader. The name is inspired by a Lemony Snicket quote: ‘A book is like an alligator’s mouth — if you see one open you often end up disappearing inside.’
Margaret Wallace-Jones and Tony West are the dynamic owners of this wonderful bookstore and their knowledge of books is so energetic you will most likely come out with more books then you intended on buying. This place is a treat for both parents and their children.

Follow them on Facebook and you will notice that there are tons of activities going on within the store. Authors Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson, and illustrators James Mayhew and so many more incredible writers regularly visit The Alligator’s Mouth presenting impressive workshops during regular weekdays, weekends and half term holidays.
The Alligator’s Mouth is one of (or possibly the) best bookshop in London!


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