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.

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (trans. by Ted Goossen)

The critical acclaim and the cult following of Haruki Murakami in this country is such that the front cover of The Strange Library that only Murakami’s surname is required. Also on … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

If you are, like us, recovering from Drinking Week, let us nurse you through any literary hangovers with another varied selection of posts. We’ve got films, German literature, and a … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

1Q84 (Book Three) by Haruki Murakami

Translated by Philip Gabriel Human beings are, by design, not objective. Everything we do, from how we view the colour of the sky to whether we like or don’t like … Continue reading

October 28, 2011 · 6 Comments

1Q84 (Book One and Book Two) by Haruki Murakami

Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin When 1Q84 was published in Japan in 2009, bookshops all but sold out within a day. More than 1 million copies were sold … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 11 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

Update – 18 October We’ve been crawling all over the world of books looking for great things to tell you about this week and we’ve come back with some rare … Continue reading

October 16, 2011 · 1 Comment

Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami

“In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life. An intense love, a veritable tornado sweeping across the plains – flattening … Continue reading

February 10, 2010 · 16 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.)