We are celebrating Bookshop Day on 8th October with the

Launch of our Christmas Catalogue!

We know nobody likes to think about Christmas at this time of year,

so let us soften the blow with



on Saturday 8th October 2016

Offer 1:        Grab a Christmas Catalogue and enjoy a 20% DISCOUNT on all orders placed from the catalogue by 5pm on Halloween.

Offer 2:        Spend £20 and get this year’s beautiful Limited Edition BAMB Bag designed by award-winning designer

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Offer 3:        Take away a free children’s tote bag featuring a Winnie-the-Pooh design to celebrate his 90th Anniversary with every children’s book purchase


Author Piers Torday to visit shop – twice!

Piers TordayEach year as part of the Frinton Literary Festival we take authors into all 6 local primary schools as well as Tendring Technology College.  This year, we are very lucky to have Piers Torday visiting Frinton Primary School, Hamford Primary Academy and St Philomena’s on Monday 10th October and he has kindly agreed to come to the shop after school at 3.30pm to sign copies of his brilliant children’s trilogy The Last Wild together with his latest book – There May Be A Castledeath-of-an-owl

Not only that, but he has also agreed to talk about his recent political thriller Death of An Owl (not for children!) at 6pm in the shop.  This book was started by his late father, Paul Torday, best known for his comic novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which was made into the hit movie starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.  When his father died, Piers made the brave decision to complete his father’s novel,which was described by The Guardian as ‘witty and well crafted….a delightful gothic fantasy…completed with panache.’

Join us for a glass of wine in the shop at 6pm on Monday 10th October to meet Piers and hear about his life as a writer and his writing background.  This includes his grandfather Roger Mortimer, the journalist who wrote hundreds of very funnly letters to his children, which you can read in the Dear Lupin trilogy by his relatives, including Dearest Jane, by his mother.  These were recently adapted for the West End Stafe by Michael Simkins, starring James Fox.

Put the date in your diary NOW!
Monday 10th October at Caxton Books & Gallery…
3.30pm for children and 6pm for grown ups!

This is a FREE event, but we would be grateful if you could let us know if you are coming as space is limited in the shop.

Crime and Canapés with Author James Henry

james-henryblackwater-bookWe do hope you can join us for Crime and Canapés with Author James Henry

Walton & Frinton Yacht Club

Monday 26th September 6.30 for 7pm

James Henry, best-selling author of the DI Jack Frost prequels, Fatal Frost & Morning Frost, will be introducing us to Blackwater: the start of a new Essex based police procedural series set in the 1980s.

DI Nicolas Lowry is called in to investigate an illicit shipment bound for Colchester – one hundred kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the town and leave its own murderous trace.

Tensions are also running high in Colchester CID as DI Lowry attempts to keep his overly enthusiastic and flashy DC Kenton in check as well as manage the newest police recruit, WPC Jane Gabriel whose striking beauty is turning heads.

James Henry’s writing is vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period. (Peter James)

 Tickets £15 which includes a glass of wine, canapés and a copy of James’ latest book, Blackwater