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

fox pairThe days are lengthening, some time soon it might stop raining / snowing / blowing, and this week’s image shows foxes looking for signs of Spring, just as the Bookfoxes are. In the past we’ve run on Vulpes Libris A Week Called Margaret; this week, I think we might say we’ve almost got A Week Called Kirsty, as our two Bookfoxes Kirsty appear on consecutive days, both with a mind on crime. With Jackie on Elephants and Hilary on rare typographic creatures, it’s the usual wide-ranging week on Vulpes Libris!

Monday: Animal lover Jackie rates Stephen Alter’s book on elephants, Elephas Maximus.

Wednesday: Hilary is thrilled with a book that introduces her to manuscript studies by stealth, Shady Characters by Keith Houston.

Thursday: Kirsty D is impressed – and disturbed – by Tana French’s most recent thriller.

Friday: Kirsty McC greets the newest Wexford novel with much rejoicing.

Today’s image comes from the Flickr photostream of chiptape, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.

One comment on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    January 19, 2014

    That’s a cute photo. What a lucky photographer to get such a shot!

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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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