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 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 · 1 Comment

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

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

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

Coming up on Vulpes Libris …

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

Coming up on Vulpes Libris:

The Great British Summer is well and truly installed and living up to its ‘three fine days and a thunderstorm’ reputation. In the moments when the sun DOES appear it’s … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Up This Week

It’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere, even if the calendar doesn’t say so until midweek and the Foxes are scattered to the four winds doing all sorts of things, … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming up on Vulpes Libris: Castles, strong, stable castles

Well, what a week for British politics. But let’s not go down that inviting leafy trail where arguments will soon break out about who gave out the wrong directions and … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Coming Up:Week of Calm

A few weeks ago, British Fox Kate suggested a week of calm and peaceful posts to counter the strong feelings surrounding the snap election in the UK. We all thought … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

Foxes’ tails come in all shapes and sizes, and very few more beautiful than this gorgeous seed-head of Foxtail grass. It has been a week of plant-consciousness, what with the … Continue reading

May 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

Better late than never, isn’t it? I kept forgetting to do this ‘coming up’ post, because I was busy avoiding writing a conference paper – and then I remembered and … Continue reading

May 21, 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.)