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

15534003598_5f09da810e_oHeating on, woolly jumpers retrieved far too soon – what we need is an Indian Summer – or a late holiday in warmer climes. An ‘Invitation au Voyage’, in fact, to a place where all is ‘luxe, calme et volupté’…. (It may become clear as you read on what has brought on this train of thought.) Or just warm will do – rather like the home of today’s gorgeous little fox. That’ll do nicely. Meanwhile, curling up with a good book, or even a good website, sounds like a good idea. So, from Education to Seduction this week, via a splendidly bookish interview.

Monday: Jackie checks out the fun and educational website History Chicks.

Wednesday: Kirsty M speaks to Brendan Walsh, literary editor of The Tablet, about Catholicism, the books business and the life of the UK’s second-oldest weekly.

Friday: ‘Be ready to be seduced’ it says at the top of the cover blurb. ‘Bring It On’ says Hilary, as she launches into Roberto Calasso’s La Folie Baudelaire.

Today’s enchanting little Fennec Fox, chosen purely because I adore him/her, comes from the Flickr photostream of of Adam Rifkin and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.

5 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Shay
    September 6, 2015

    It’s 92F here. We’ll gladly trade.

  2. Jackie
    September 6, 2015

    What a terrific photo!

  3. winstonsdad
    September 7, 2015

    Love the pic

  4. pookystew
    September 8, 2015

    Hello Hilary! I haven’t looked at Vulpes Libris in a loooong time. I clicked on to see what is happening and was presented with this sweet little fox. Totally baited me. And now I am downloading the History Chicks to my phone as we speak. I need a bit of Dotty Parker in my life. 🙂 It’s a balmy 90 degrees (32 for you!) here in Texas, but I wake up to the barest whiff of a suggestion that fall is in the air some mornings. Hope of cooler weather and many cracked spines abide.

  5. Hilary
    September 11, 2015

    Hello Pooky! How lovely to see you here. Yes, he’s a cunning little fox, designed to reel you into our world. Job done. Maybe we should call in both our climates and share out the weather more fairly….

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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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