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.

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Autumn has finally arrived properly in the UK: the first frost of the season has finished off the last of the flowers, only the beech trees gamely cling to their … Continue reading

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

Few of the BookFoxes have cubs living at home with them still, so we don’t have many opportunities to disembowel a pumpkin and carve its face and teeth. So I … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

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I couldn’t resist this Canadian squirrel popping out from behind his tree to ask ‘What’s Up?’. There’s a revolutionary vibe in the air this week, mixing with the scent of … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming Up on VL This Week-Our Anniversary

This is a festive week for us, as it contains our website’s 10th Anniversary, something that astonishes quite a few of the Foxes. In honor of the event, we have … Continue reading

October 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

This week on Vulpes Libris …

Here in south-west Scotland, the leaves are just beginning to turn, the whooper swans are starting to arrive from Iceland and there’s an unmistakable chill in the misty morning air … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming up this week

Is there, we ask, just the first hints of autumn appearing here in Spain? There is a freshness in the air that seems to suggest that we can finally say … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming up this week

So much for autumn; just as I was going gratefully into jumpers and long boots again, the sun’s decided to blaze and I’m forced to retreat into the shade like … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · 2 Comments

Coming Up this week on Vulpes Libris

Autumn is here. Definitely. I’m wearing socks, for goodness’ sake. Jumpers are out of the wardrobe. I’m thinking about putting gloves in the pockets of my coats. There is condensation … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Up This Week

As extreme weather batters parts of the planet, the Foxes take refuge in stories to stay calm. It works some of the time. This week we look at new interpretations … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Up This Week

This week VL takes on a lofty air as we dive into words, both the use of them in a technical way and the use of them by Masters of … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

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It’s a bank holiday weekend in the UK, and that means the lazy, hazy days of summer are nearly over, and Life starts in earnest again very soon. If you’re … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

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Ta-dah! We’re back, all bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and raring to go. Oh, all RIGHT, we’ve dragged ourselves unwillingly back into the Den and are currently hurling recriminations at each other over … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

We’re all going on a Summer Holiday …

That’s it for now. We’re off on our hols for the summer, but will be back in August, refreshed, renewed, and ready to celebrate the tenth anniversary, in October, of … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming up on Vulpes Libris:

Temperatures in Spain are climbing again from the unseasonably fresh weather of the last week. Today the mercury will brush thirty degrees centigrade, up from the welcome twenty-three of the … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · Leave a comment



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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.)