Caxton Book & Gallery Crowd Funder goes LIVE!

Caxton Books and Gallery is
Crowd Funding to keep the bookshop and gallery in Frinton!


We greatly appreciate every pledge and donation that can be made, both online through the crowd funder page, or over the counter in the shop.

The project is now LIVE!

Please SHARE as much as you can – we are relying on reaching as many people as possible, through as many media connections and conversations as we can.

Come into the shop and snap a picture with our sign


so that we can put the picture on our Community Tree in the window.

We want to show all the faces of our supporters and community members – or send a selfie with your favourite book and we’ll put that up too!

We would love you to come in and have a chat with us, or look out for more information on Facebook, local news outlets or in our shop window. 

Why does the bookshop need your support?

In the journey to secure a reasonable middle ground on negotiations concerning significant rent increases and lease terms, we have incurred significant legal and surveyor fees, which continue to grow as we continue to negotiate.

We are now asking Frinton’s loyal community to show their support by pledging donations, to help us ride out the storm and keep Caxtons at the heart of Frinton.


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

An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

‘Infused with the spirit of Jane Eyre, Rebecca and The Woman in White‘ – Independent
‘I was completely spellbound‘ – Ruth Hogan
‘A delight…I devoured it’ – Jo Baker
‘Truly extraordinary’ – Dinah Jeffries

Some say the river drowned her…Some say it brought her back to life

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child.

Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?  Is it magic?  And who does the little girl belong to?

“Diane’s masterful storytelling draws you in to a beguiling tale, full of twists and turns like the river at its heart, and just as rich and intriguing.” (M L Stedman, bestselling author of The Light Between Oceans)

Swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful. Give yourself a treat and read it!” (Madeline Miller, Orange Prize-winning author of The Song of Achilles and Circe)


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 town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. Performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes on overnight sensation with a little help from his agent.


A brilliant comedy written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle.


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 years.  The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John.

This inspirational story – set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton – tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture.