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

1024px-red_fox_cubsOooh, balmy. Summer heat has come to north-western Europe, and it’s rather pleasant. The Foxes are leaving off their winter furs and venturing out to bookshops and libraries in lighter wear. No need to huddle inside a bookshop to keep warm: we can do that standing on the street browsing through the sale boxes and the window displays. One enterprising bookshop near me has even taken to keeping a small blackboard in its window so it can update the outside browsers with the football results from games currently in play, so they don’t even have to miss that while looking at the new books just in. Presumably cricket will follow? Though this is an American-run bookshop: perhaps they don’t think about cricket. Further cross-Atlantic cultural exchanges happen this week in Vulpes Libris.

Monday 30 June: With the new version of Roots starting Monday on US television, Jackie remembers the impact of watching the original.

Wednesday 1 July: Kate wonders about the flaws in Barbara Pym’s Jane and Prudence.

Friday 3 July: Guest reviewer Susan from The History Chicks podcast and the Kansas City Star goes back to This is Where The World Ends by Amy Zhang.

Fox cubs photo by Mike Baird of Morro Bay, USA, sourced from Show Me Oz via Creative Commons.


About Kate

Blogger, lecturer, podcaster, writer, critic, reviewer, researcher, and publisher (, in and on British literary history. Preferred occupation while listening to podcasts: cooking or knitting. Preferred soundtrack while reading: the sound of silence.

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2016 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Kate.



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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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