About PBI

Paper and Book Inten­sive is an annual work­ing sab­bat­i­cal in the book arts, paper­mak­ing, and con­ser­va­tion for sea­soned prac­ti­tion­ers and moti­vated begin­ners. For more than thirty years, participants have gath­ered together from around the world for two weeks of daily work­shops to pro­mote unusual lev­els of exchange, knowl­edge and inspiration.

The Auc­tion

Every year PBI hosts an auc­tion to sup­port work-study schol­ar­ships, and in the event of a short­fall, any oper­at­ing expenses not cov­ered by par­tic­i­pant tuition. The auc­tion is a vital part of PBI’s abil­ity to sup­port the schol­ar­ship pro­gram, and, along with the ban­quet, is a fun and bois­ter­ous con­clu­sion to the ses­sion.
All par­tic­i­pants and sup­port­ers of PBI are invited to donate pieces to the auction.

How to donate to auction

048_PBI_PicksWe accept all sorts of arti­cles for the auc­tion – art work, instruc­tor demo pieces, tools, mate­ri­als, books, strange and mys­te­ri­ous things found in your attic or at a flea mar­ket, stays or instruc­tions at your home or stu­dio, you name it. These items can be brought with you, sub­mit­ted dur­ing PBI ses­sions, or mailed to us if you are not attend­ing PBI. We are grate­ful for the gen­eros­ity of the PBI com­mu­nity – it is what makes the auc­tion such a suc­cess and such a fun event.

Legacy dona­tions

PBI is also able to accept mon­e­tary dona­tions. These gifts go into the PBI Gen­eral Expense account and are used toward pro­gram­ming costs and for the schol­ar­ship fund.