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

One of the pleasures of compiling the coming up post is the hunt for a suitable illustration. This week, while looking for a fox in autumn (you know me, original … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

The guilty pleasure of laughing at jokes by a conservative if you’re not one

My sense of humour has a different political allegiance to the rest of me. I am pinkly leftish with a good splosh of green, politically speaking, and see no likelihood … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 9 Comments

Living with Pre-Raphaelite furniture

Angela Thirkell’s only memoir, Three Houses (1931), is now available again, in a very welcome reprint by Allison & Busby. It’s also (as we write) being serialised on BBC Radio … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 6 Comments

Coming Up This Week (and in the New Year)

Happy New Year! The Foxes return from our winter holiday break with a varied line-up this week. We also wanted to let you know about what exciting things are on … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 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.)