about foxtail books
We connect people with books.
Drawing on years of experience, relationships and knowledge of the book industry, we curate and manage collections old and new.
We work with collectors, designers and those who love books to create personal libraries that inspire and that stir curiosity.
About Christy Smirl
Since receiving her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, founder Christy Shannon Smirl has worked in academic, private and public libraries. This profession draws on order, systems and knowledge -- all things that resonate with any librarian. Yet Christy found that one 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.
Graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, 2018.
Master of Library and Information Science with honors, University of Denver, 2006.
Board of Directors: Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum
Volunteer: National Museum of Wildlife Art
aBOUT FOXTAIL BOOKS
Christy and her team bring a designer’s eye to the classic traditions of librarian and bookseller. We 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 us help you tell your best story through your collection.
Contact us to talk about how we can transform your current library or build the collection of your dreams.
News & Praise
A project organizing, cataloging, and designing space for a collection of over 1,000 cookbooks
Early laws of Wyoming, as part of the Dakota Territory. Personal copies of Senator & Governor J.M. Carey. A picture of justice, lifestyle & land on the 1860s plains.
Early exploration, study and illustrations of Wyoming + Idaho
Sheet music for the song from Casablanca, signed by the actress
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.