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 This is the first major account to draw on unpublished family papers, newly released archival documents and exclusive interviews with surviving resistance fighters to show how he brought the fight to the Nazis at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

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Book Club

FEBRUARY BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

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 …

Events

CRIME & WINE WITH LESLEY KARA – DATE CHANGED…

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. …

Events

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 …

Book Club

JANUARY BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

Monday 6th January at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 8th January at 7pm and Friday 10th January at 10.30am. Not every journey takes you far from …

Events

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: https://crowdfunder.co.uk/caxton-books We greatly appreciate …

Book Club

DECEMBER BOOK CLUBS IN THE SHOP

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 …

Cinema-on-Sea

Yesterday

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 …

Events

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 …

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