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

The stresses of the digital world mean that it's now more important than ever to engage with the natural world. And no matter where you are, looking up at the clouds is good for the soul. The sky is the most dramatic and evocative aspect of nature. Ever-changing and ephemeral, clouds reflect the shifting moods of the atmosphere in limitless compositions and combinations. A Cloud A Day is a beautifully illustrated book containing 365 skies selected by the Cloud Appreciation Society. There are photographs by sky enthusiasts around the world, satellite images and photographs of clouds in space, as well as skies depicted by great artists over the centuries. The clouds are accompanied by enlightening explanations, fascinating snippets of cloud science, poetry and uplifting quotations. The perfect dip-in-and-out book for anyone who wants to de-stress and reconnect with nature, A Cloud A Day will inspire you to open your eyes to the everyday beauty above and to spend a moment each day with your head in the clouds.

Latest News

Book Club


Monday 3rd June at 10.30am & 7pm. Wednesday 5th June at 7pm and Friday 7th May at 10.30am. In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is …

Book Club


Monday 29th April at 10.30am and 7pm. Wednesday 1st May at 7pm and Friday 3rd May at 10.30am. The uplifting true story of the couple …


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 …

Independent Bookshop Week

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