Book- and zine-making workshop

Wednesday, 20 April

Book- and zine-making workshop

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NOTE: It's a sunny day, so we will spend as much time as possible outside. Make sure to charge your laptop!

How to put together long zines and short books for print, using only open source tools.We will discuss differences between text-processing software (commonly used by writers) and applications that use the blank page as their starting point. The latter are referred to as desktop publishing software, and they are often quite daunting to those of us who are not professional designers.

The idea is to dive into the deep end of LibreOffice (a free alternative to MS Wrd, or whatever it's called these days) and look at its advanced capabilities. From there we swim towards the basics of Scribus, a free open source desktop-publishing application similar to Indsign.

Trashy frozen pizza will be available. Bring your own fancy vegetarian pizza if you prefer.

Doors open at 18:00, workshop starts at about 18:30.

Date & Time: 

Wednesday, 20 April, 2022 - 18:00 to 22:00


  • course/workshop


  • free
  • by donation


Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk


Presently squatted

Free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.


  • course/workshop / discussion/presentation

opening times: 

Mostly happening on wednesdays from 18:00 till 22:00 at LAG, Joe's Garage and other locations such as the Bowling, and why not in your social space, somewhere else than Amsterdam.

Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers.


  • advice/help/office hours / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / theater

opening times: 

(from October 2022):
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 13-15:30, Give Away Shop
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18-22:00, Proxy Cafe or Esperanto workshop
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop and Seed Swap
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
Every 2nd sunday of the month, 18:00-19:30, Joe's Garage open assembly