We are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 5pm.
Come pay us a visit and see what we have to offer.
37, Connaught Avenue Frinton-on-Sea ESSEX CO13 9PN
Tel: 01255 851505

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 word “mesmerising” is frequently applied to memoirs, but seldom as deservedly as in the case of Girl With Dove’ Financial Times

‘Reading is a form of escape and an avid reader is an escape artist…’ Brilliantly original, funny and clever Honor Clark, Spectator, Book of the Year

Growing up in a dilapidated house by the sea where men were forbidden, Sally’s childhood world was filled with mystery and intrigue. Hippies trailed through the kitchen looking for God – their leader was Aunt Di, who ruled the house with charismatic force. When Sally’s baby brother vanishes from his pram, she becomes suspicious of the activities going on around her. What happened to Baby David and the woman called Poor Sue? And where did all the people singing and wailing prayers in the front room suddenly go?

Latest News

Book Club

FEBRUARY BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 4th February at 10.30am and 7pm. Wednesday 6th February at 7pm and Friday 8th February at 10.30am. It’s never too late to bloom … …

Book Club

JANUARY BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 7th January 2019 at 10.30am and 7pm. Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 7pm. Friday 11th January 2019 at 10.30am. Shortlisted for the CWA Ian …

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EDIE

Event Date: Saturday  19th January 2019 Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 45 mins 83 year old …

Events

Have you heard the Rumour?

Someonewith a very dark past is living under a new identity in the small seaside town of   Flinstead-on-Sea… Local debut writer Lesley Kara’s forthcomingthriller …

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The Wife

Saturday 9th February 2019  –  Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm The Wife           Certificate: 15    Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins Joan Castleman …

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The Old Man and the Gun

Saturday 9th March 2019  –  EVENNG ONLY at 7.00pm The Old Man and the Gun   Certificate: 12A. Running Time: 1 hour 40 The Old Man …

Book Club

OCTOBER BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 1st October at 10.30am and 7pm.  Wednesday 3rd October at 7pm.  Friday 5th October at 10.30am. If you liked Eleonor Oliphant, you’ll love Elsie!   84-year-old …

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THE BOOK CLUB

Saturday  8th December Matinée at 3pm & Evening at 7.00pm Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 45 mins Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed …

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