framePaper & Book Intensive, now twenty-eight years old, is held in the spring or summer in different regions of the country. It is attended by individuals who are passionate about the book arts, including bookbinding, hand papermaking, conservation, and related fields. Motivated beginners and practitioners are welcome!

PBI 2012 will be held at Ox-Bow, in Saugatuck, Michigan from May 13 to May 24, 2012. The instructors are Denise Bookwalter, John Carrera, Mindy Dubansky, Betsy Palmer-Eldridge, Maria Fredericks, Shanna Leino, Steve Pittelkow, Lee Running, Chip Shilling and Larry Yerkes. The online brochure & application will be up in the first week of December, 2011.

Check out our flickr site to see images of PBI 2011.

Website archive

PBI 2011
PBI 2010
PBI 2009
PBI 2008
PBI 2007
PBI 2006
PBI 2005 Sights and Sounds
PBI 2005
PBI 2004
PBI 2003

Digital pics from PBI 2003
(thank you to Anna Embree)
PBI 2002
Digital pics from PBI 2002 &
Poloroids of PBI 2002 Participants
PBI 2001
PBI 2000
PBI 1999
PBI 1998
PBI 1997
PBI 1996
PBI 1995

PBI Co-directors
William Drendel • Chicago, Illinois
Anna Embree • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Cathy Hunt • Houston, Texas
Mathew Liddle • Cullowhee, North Carolina
Steve Miller • Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Giselle Simon • Chicago, Illinois
Eileen Wallace • Chillicothe, Ohio

Co-director Emeriti
Maria Fredericks
Pamela Spitzmueller

Founding Co-directors
Timothy Barrett

Gary Frost
Hedi Kyle

If you have any questions please contact us at

PBI's institutional home is The University of Alabama,
though all direction and planning is done by the Co-directors,
independent of any institutional affiliation.