“Christy Smirl, owner of Foxtail Books—a curated library installment and book organization service in Jackson, Wyoming—explores different ways to organize books that go far beyond trendy rainbow color schemes and the like.” Jackson Hole writer Jenn rice kindly calls me “The Book Therapist.”
Hack Library School Interview
“Primarily I curate and customize library collections for the home. I consult with homeowners about the topics and genres they would like to have on their shelves for themselves and their guests. Then I will research these topics, source a collection from the new, used, and rare markets, then organize and arrange the books both for accessibility and to work with the architecture and interior design of the home. Library services for homes often varies as much as the rest of library world and the book sector, albeit with a high-end customer service element, and an eye on design.” Writer Megan Keane talks to Christy Smirl about her career path from librarian to residential library services.