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.

Shakespeare’s Restless World by Neil MacGregor

If the author’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he also wrote “A History of the World in 100 Objects”. This book is less overwhelming, not just because there are fewer … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · 7 Comments

Copernicus’ Secret by Jack Repcheck

It is fitting that on the weekend in which the Phoenix landed on Mars that I was reading a book about Copernicus, the Father of modern astronomy. If “modern” can … Continue reading

June 2, 2008 · 5 Comments

Elizabeth: The Golden Age by Tasha Alexander

Having enjoyed the first Cate Blanchett/Shekhar Kapur Elizabeth film, I was extremely eager to see the sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age. It was a stunningly beautiful film, expertly acted and … Continue reading

February 4, 2008 · 5 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.)