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

This is the incredible follow-up to one of the most talked about books of the decade - the Costa Award shortlisted The Salt Path. 'Raynor Winn has written a brilliant, powerful and touching account of her life before and after The Salt Path, which, like her astonishing debut, will connect with anyone who has triumphed over adversity' Stephen Moss, author and naturalist.


After walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. And despite Moth's terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature - outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits. As they return to four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything: a chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglected farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; re-wilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises. The Wild Silence is a story of hope triumphing over despair, of lifelong love prevailing over everything. It is a luminous account of the human spirit's instinctive connection to nature, and how vital it is for us all.

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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 …

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 …

Cinema-on-Sea

Rocketman

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 …

Gallery

Meet the Artists

Judith & Sally warmly invite you to Meet the Artists at Caxton Books & Gallery Saturday 23rd November from 4-6pm Join us for a glass …

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