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.

Jim Carruth’s Killochries

This is a poem to be read in an evening, a novella in half-lines of sparse words, of how a young man’s life gets changed because his mum Lizzie sends him … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Foxes in Literature: Guest article by Simon Thomas

Guest article by Simon Thomas, of Stuck in a Book. Thank you so much for my lovely welcome last month, foxes and all!  I shan’t be quite so split-personality today … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson

When I got this book out to reread, I was surprised to find it marked “sci fi”. It’s not sci fi, rather magic realism, as much as any Gabriel Garcia-Marquez … Continue reading

October 11, 2010 · 5 Comments

Interview with a Fox: Moira

As an Occasional Fox, I only enter the Vulpes Libris den long enough for a quick sniff around before I’m off again foraging in bins and making screeching noises, so … Continue reading

November 1, 2008 · 11 Comments

Interview with a Fox: Leena, founder of Vulpes Libris

We thought you might like to know a little more about the people behind the site, so we will be running a series of short interviews with the foxes starting … Continue reading

October 5, 2008 · 11 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.)