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

A place and moment where we gather to talk about computers, free and opensource software, workshops, drinks with music with frozen pizzas.

Feel free to come for a workshop, to have a chat  or a drink! 



  • course/workshop / discussion/presentation

opening times: 

Usually twice a month on Wednesdays from 18:00 till 22:00 Joe's Garage and sometimes in different locations 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: 

(March 2024)
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18:00 Esperanto Workshop or Proxy Cafe
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 20:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal Music
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop
Sunday: 18-20, Radical Sunday School
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
Every 2nd saturday of the month, 19:00-20:30, Joe’s Garage open assembly