Open Monday to Saturday - 9.00am to 5pm.
Do come to visit and see what we have to offer.
37, Connaught Avenue Frinton-on-Sea ESSEX CO13 9PN
Tel: 01255 851505 Email: [email protected]

Caxton Books & Gallery, owned by Judith Charlesworth and Sally Johnson, is a well-established independent bookshop in the heart of Frinton’s renowned Connaught Avenue, just a stone’s throw from the sweeping sands of Frinton Beach. The Gallery exhibits local and East Anglian artwork, ceramics and jewellery. We also have an exciting range of artistic greetings cards and other book-related products.

our Book of the month

The stresses of the digital world mean that it's now more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Ever-changing and ephemeral, clouds reflect the shifting moods of the atmosphere in limitless compositions and combinations. A Cloud A Day is a beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society. There are photographs by sky enthusiasts around the world, satellite images and photographs of clouds in space, as well as skies depicted by great artists over the centuries. The clouds are accompanied by enlightening explanations, fascinating snippets of cloud science, poetry and uplifting quotations. The perfect dip-in-and-out book for anyone who wants to de-stress and reconnect with nature, A Cloud A Day will inspire you to open your eyes to the everyday beauty above and to spend a moment each day with your head in the clouds.

Latest News

Events

FRINTON LITERARY FESTIVAL SOLD OUT THIS YEAR!

Our fantastic line-up has completely sold out this year. If you were one of those who were disappointed then please note the dates for next …

Book Club

NOVEMBER BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 4th November at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 6th November at 7pm and Friday 8th November at 10.30am. An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma …

Cinema-on-Sea

Cinema-on-Sea Double Bill – Take Two!

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER Matinee at 3.00pm – Fisherman’s Friend     This gentle, sweet-natured comedy has warmth and a certain X factor of likability, helped …

Gallery

Annabelle Brotherton – Featured Artist

We are delighted to welcome artist Annabelle Brotherton to the Gallery. Her exhibition continues until mid-November, so please pop in to see her stunning work.  …

Book Club

OCTOBER BOOK CLUBS in the SHOP

Monday 30th September at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 2nd October at 7pm and Friday 4th October at 10.30am. SO MUCH LIFE LEFT OVER by LOUIS …

Book Club

SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUBS in the SHOP

Monday 2nd September at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 4th September at 7pm and Friday 6th September at 10.30am. CLOCK DANCE by ANNE TYLER A bittersweet …

Cinema-on-Sea

Cinema-on-Sea Double Bill

Sunday 15th September Matinee 3.00pm – Stan & Ollie       Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in this …

Events

SAVE THE DATE… SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER!

We warmly invite you to an evening with Elaine Bedell talking about her debut novel- About that Night A sharp, original debut exploring the secrets, …

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