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.
Hilary is a Librarian by profession, and has recently retired after a career in public libraries in a job that on the face of it had to with anything but books – commissioning library automation, online information, access to the Internet in libraries and so forth. But she wouldn’t have done this job, or be a Book Fox, without the conviction that enjoyment of books, reading and the written word is greatly enriched by the World Wide Web and social media, and that libraries will survive, as they have done for thousands of years, by providing the best of access to the best of writing.
When not trying to imagine what libraries will be like ten years from now, Hilary takes care of an 18th century parish library (which is inspiring) and has an interest in historic libraries and rare books. She loves to read almost, but not quite, anything, and enjoys inflicting her bizarre discoveries on Vulpes Libris. She also rings church bells, sings in choirs, loves live music of many different kinds and goes to gigs in a wide range of places, from the Royal Albert Hall to Dulwich Hamlet Football Club.