Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

3086729649_d2e6fa12d9_oSuddenly, it’s Autumn – mist, chilly mornings, foxes out and about and getting bolder (I drove very slowly down a local street the other day following a fox in broad daylight sauntering along in the middle of the road and totally ignoring the Green Cross Code). So, this week we boldly venture into hedonism (gasp!), bibliographical derring-do (topical!) and the hunt for a hat (seasonal!).

Monday: Kate is taken aback by the outrageous hedonism in Colin Spencer’s memoir Backing Into Light.

Wednesday: Hilary finds that Charlie Lovett’s The Bookman’s Tale rattles along nicely, though she takes serious issue with his views on hand-hygiene in rare books collections.

Friday: Lisa reviews Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back, a funny picture book that has a huge number of adult fans.

Today’s gorgeous image “My fur is season-coordinated” comes from the Flickr photostream of tiny_packages and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source.

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    September 8, 2013

    Very amusing post & a terrific photo.

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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