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


Caxton Book & Gallery Crowd Funder goes LIVE!

Caxton Books and Gallery is Crowd Funding to keep the bookshop and gallery in Frinton! TO PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT AND FIND OUT MORE, VISIT: We greatly appreciate …

Book Club


Monday 2nd December at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 4th December at 7pm and Friday 6th December at 10.30am. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield …



Saturday 14th December – Matinee-3.00pm & Evening-7.00pm Certificate: 12A     Running Time: 2 hours Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in an English seaside …


Meet the Artists

Judith & Sally warmly invite you to Meet the Artists at Caxton Books & Gallery on Saturday 23rd November from 4-6pm Join us for a …



Saturday 16th November  Matinée at 3.00pm  Evening at 7.00pm Certificate: 15    Running time: 2 hours ROCKETMAN is an epic musical story about Elton John’s breakthrough …


Meet the Artists

Judith & Sally warmly invite you to Meet the Artists at Caxton Books & Gallery Saturday 23rd November from 4-6pm Join us for a glass …



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


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 …

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