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.

Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School by Ysenda Maxtone Graham

It is entirely appropriate, as a book fox, that I am also something of a fanboy for Slightly Foxed Editions.  Every now and then I read their literary quarterly with … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

An Interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno: Part II

For Part I, click here.  For Kirsty’s review of God’s Mechanics, click here. The idea of a religious university as they exist in the US is not a familiar one … Continue reading

November 11, 2010 · 9 Comments

An Interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno: Part I

Brother Guy Consolmagno is a planetary scientist, Jesuit brother and sci-fi enthusiast.  In addition to his own research, he is Co-ordinator for Public Relations at the Vatican Observatory and curator … Continue reading

November 10, 2010 · 12 Comments

God’s Mechanics: How scientists and engineers make sense of religion, by Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ

If there’s one thing I hate about religion books, it’s that arrogant attitude of smug satisfaction that we get when we think we’ve produced the ultimate answers to all the … Continue reading

November 9, 2010 · 12 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

The Foxes are looking to the heavens this week as they contemplate the really big issues: philosophy, religion, science and folk music. On Monday, Nikki wonders if philosophy really can … Continue reading

November 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

In conversation with Naomi Alderman

Sam chats with Naomi Alderman about the underbelly of Oxford life and what lessons we can learn from her second novel, The Lessons. SR: First up, can you tell us … Continue reading

June 16, 2010 · 4 Comments

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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.)