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.

This is My Life …

I have spent my entire life surrounded by books. I can’t remember a time when there weren’t books in every room of the house – in the kitchen, on the … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 7 Comments

Reading Resolutions for 2015

As the new year begins, lots of people make general resolutions. I don’t, because they cause more anxiety, but this year I found myself making a couple regarding reading. First, … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

Picture Book Joy!

It’s been a while since I sat and read through my Picture Book shelf. (Yes, I have a Picture Book shelf, what of it?) There’s something so wonderful, even as … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 9 Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

We are 6! Yes, Vulpes Libris was begun by Founder Fox Leena six years ago today! That was in 2007, if you are as bad at math as I am. … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · 11 Comments

Ebooks saved my life and other virtual musings

Ok, I admit it – the title above is just a tad exaggerated (for poetic effect, you know), but it’s perfectly true to say ebooks have, if not saved my … Continue reading

May 22, 2012 · 12 Comments

The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Hanna Heath is an Australian book conservator who is called to war torn Bosnia in 1996 to work on the Sarajevo Haggadah, a Jewish prayer book that has survived for … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · 5 Comments

A Bookish Family

Today we’re joined by guest writer Chris Harding, with this lovely piece about her family and their crucial influence on her lifelong relationship with books. ~~~:o:~~~ I come from a … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · 77 Comments

Confessions of an inconsistent booklover

Aliya Whiteley’s enjoyable soapbox, “Heads Up, Spines Out” triggered the same impulse in me which – I suspect – affected many of its readers.  I immediately looked at my own … Continue reading

May 8, 2010 · 6 Comments

Words from a Glass Bubble by Vanessa Gebbie: Just add salt …

I’ve been wanting to read this short story collection for a while, as I’ve heard good things about it from a variety of sources, in spite of the fact that … Continue reading

August 8, 2009 · 17 Comments

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Part of Bohemian Week. I’m a huge fan of Jerry Spinelli (you’ll find I’ve already reviewed Eggs) and he’s my daughters favourite author.  Actually Eggs would also be a pretty … Continue reading

April 25, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd

I was at first attracted to this book by its cover – it looks like it’s been made out of a brown paper bag.  The whole book is actually made … Continue reading

November 8, 2008 · 11 Comments

Happy Birthday to Us!

Vulpes Libris is one year old today! Time flies! The first post appeared on Vulpes Libris on the 18th October 2007 and was by Leena, our esteemed and sorely missed … Continue reading

October 18, 2008 · 24 Comments

Raz Godelnik from Eco-Libris talks about the future of the book.

I’m co-founder and CEO of Eco-Libris, but first and foremost I’m the son of a librarian. Growing up in a house full of books and spending many hours in the … Continue reading

September 9, 2008 · 11 Comments

Interview with Keith Gray

I recently reviewed the fantastic Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray which you can find HERE.  Never being one to shirk my responsibility to bring you as much detail as I … Continue reading

July 30, 2008 · 15 Comments



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