We are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 to 5pm.
Come pay us a visit and see what we have to offer.
37, Connaught Avenue Frinton-on-Sea ESSEX CO13 9PN
Tel: 01255 851505

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.

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'A memoir to stand alongside the classics by the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Lorna Sage ... compelling and ultimately joyous' Sunday Times

Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn’t exist. She hadn’t been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she’d never set foot in a classroom, and no medical records because her father didn’t believe in hospitals. As she grew older, her father became more radical and her brother more violent. At sixteen, Tara knew she had to leave home. In doing so she discovered both the transformative power of education, and the price she had to pay for it.

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Meet the Author of the MUST READ book of the year

EDUCATED by Tara Westover Friday 13th April at Oasis Café from 3-4pm Tickets £5 to include Tea & Cake and £2 off the book. “[A] …



Wednesday 28th March  2018 McGrigor Hall at 8.00pm Tickets £5 with 10% off the book. There will be a pay bar. Ken Porter was born …


Local Author Book Signing

We are delighted to welcome local author Vanessa Streete who will be signing her debut novel Like China in the shop on Saturday 17th March …


Tickets sold out for Supper Book Club

Introducing Luke Allnutt and We Own the Sky Luke Allnutt started writing WE OWN THE SKY while going through chemotherapy; as he wanted to create …


Celebrate World Book Day 2018

To celebrate World Book Day 2018 come and share a story with Hugless Douglas in the shop on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th February and Thursday 1st March from …


Supper Book Club with author Claire Fuller

Thursday 22nd February  2018 Café 19 at 6.30pm Tickets £25 for 2 courses, coffee & a copy of one of Claire’s books. We are delighted …


Christmas Cheer with Caxton Books

On Friday 15th December from 6-7pm we will be sharing a festive glass with author Paul Kerensa who will be signing his latest book HARK! …


Book Review by Beatrice Easterbrook, aged 8

‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’ by Matt Haig About the Book Interestingly, the book is all about the sentimental value of hope and the fact …

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