About Christy Shannon Smirl
I enjoy connecting people with books. Drawing on years of experience, relationships and industry knowledge, I work with collectors, designers and those who love books to create personal libraries that inspire and that stir curiosity.
Since receiving my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver, I have worked in academic, private and public libraries. This profession draws on order, systems and knowledge -- all things that resonate with me. But I cannot be surrounded by books without also measuring pattern, color and voice from each shelf. The weightiest of tomes become art pieces when placed in a certain context.
I bring a designer’s eye to the classic traditions of librarian and bookseller. I meld artistry and symmetry to form collections that are sophisticated and timeless. The books on your shelves say who you are. Speak to aesthetic taste, intellect and interests. Let me help you tell your best story through your collection.
Contact me to talk about how I can transform your current library or build the collection of your dreams.
A beautifully illustrated volume of ichthyology by the most influential naturalist of nineteenth-century America.
Each image printed on rag paper by Ansel Adams himself.
An essay on culture and landscape by a great writer of the Southwest.
One of only 108 copies of a fine letterpress binding.