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

Would you sacrifice yourself to save thousands of others? In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interned at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission was to report on Nazi crimes and raise a secret army to stage an uprising. The name of the detention centre -- Auschwitz. It was only after arriving at the camp that he started to discover the Nazi’s terrifying plans. Over the next two and half years, Witold forged an underground army that smuggled evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. His reports from the camp were to shape the Allies response to the Holocaust - yet his story was all but forgotten for decades. This is the first major account to draw on unpublished family papers, newly released archival documents and exclusive interviews with surviving resistance fighters to show how he brought the fight to the Nazis at the heart of their evil designs. The result is an enthralling story of resistance and heroism against the most horrific circumstances, and one man’s attempt to change the course of history

Latest News



Saturday 11th  April Matinee-3.00pm & Evening-7.00pm Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 2 hours & 10 minutes Paying tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie, this is a …


The Good Liar starring Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren

Saturday 14th  March Matinee-3.00pm & Evening-7.00pm Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his …


New Featured Artist Exhibition – John Kearns

We have a stunning new exhibition with works bylocal artist John Kearns.   Here’s a taster, but we would urge you strongly to pop into …

Book Club


Monday 2nd March at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 4th March at 7pm and Friday 6th February at 10.30am. MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne …


Cinema-on-Sea Relaunch

Following the departure of our usual mobile cinema man, we are delighted to announce that we have found a very enthusiastic volunteer, Mike Woodward, who …

Book Club


Monday 3rd February at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 5th February at 7pm and Friday 7th February at 10.30am. EVERYONE’S INVITED. EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT. AND EVERYONE’S …



Please note that the new date for the launch of Lesley’s latest ‘Flinstead-on-sea’ psychological thriller is THURSDAY – 27th February – 6pm at McGrigor Hall. …


Crime and Wine with Lesley Kara

Join us for the launch of Lesley’s second gripping psychological thriller set in ‘Flinstead-on-Sea’! Tuesday 14th January –  McGrigor Hall from 6-7.30pm  Tickets £5.00 Every …

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