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

It's time to take control of your outdoor (or indoor) space with 50 Plants That You Can't Kill!

These 50 easy-to-grow plants have been selected for their love of neglect and their ability to withstand even the most forgetful of gardeners. Whether you're looking for edibles for your windowsill, potted plants for your balcony or climbers for your garden, there's something for everyone. Handy plant profiles tell you why to grow it, where to put it and how to look after it, helping your plants to thrive without too much maintenance from you!

Jamie Butterworth is one of the most impressive, up and coming horticulturists in the country. One of just 12 national RHS Ambassadors, he’s built an incredible reputation through his expertise, affable personality and brilliance in plant knowledge and garden design and has just become the first person in history to win all medals available for his first ever garden, designed for Wedgwood, at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Jamie is regular voice on TalkRADIO and the BBC Gardner’s Question Time and on TV with the RHS flower show programmes and Gardener’s World.

Latest News


World Book Day 2019

Author Sarah Finn visits 7 schools in two days with her wonderful book Erik the Lone Wolf. Everybody knows that wolves live in packs. But …


Crime and Canapés with author Bev Thomas

Introducing her debut thriller A Good Enough Mother Walton & Frinton Yacht Club – Thursday 9th May 6.30 for 7pm Tickets £7 which includes a …


Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday 4th May 2019 Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 2 hour 10 mins  This is the multiple award-winning celebration of Queen: their music and their …


The Upside

Sunday 2nd June 2019 Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a …


Stan & Ollie

Sunday 22nd June 2019 Certificate: 12A   Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in …


Private View of new work by artist Jane Watson

Judith and Sally are delighted to invite you to a Private View of new work by artist Jane Watson on Friday 5th April from 6.00 …

Book Club


Monday 1st April at 10.30am and 7pm. Wednesday 3rd April at 7pm and Friday 5th April at 10.30am. From the Man Booker shortlisted author of …


Tea & Cake with Barbara Anslow

Author of Tin Hats & Rice Friday 15th March 2019 at Oasis Café from 3-4pm Tickets £5 including Tea and Cake with Barbara’s Book only …

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