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.

Coming Up This Week

Except for some stray jelly beans, the Foxes have mostly gobbled up their Easter goodies. But all that candy and pastry have given us a sugar rush, so we have … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hattori Hachi: Stalking the Enemy by Jane Prowse

Review by Leopold Benedict Last year, Jay Benedict and Moira Briggs (technically both adults, although their families might have something to say on the subject) enjoyed themselves far too much … Continue reading

April 9, 2011 · 7 Comments

The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood: of passions, poisons and the power of plants

A dark, gothic tale of romance… and murder. In the right dose, everything is a poison. Jessamine has spent her whole life in a cottage close to her father’s apothecary … Continue reading

November 4, 2010 · 6 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

This week on Vulpes Libris, the Foxes are taking on big topics.  From stages of life to life changing events to other lives altogether, we have challenges every day of … Continue reading

November 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Celebrating Antonia Forest: the grown-up children’s author

Perhaps it was inevitable that Antonia Forest should go out of fashion for a while. When you were born in 1915, put life on hold for war work, have your … Continue reading

July 10, 2008 · 28 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.)