TAB Books

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TAB Books
Parent companyMcGraw-Hill Education
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York, New York
Publication typesBooks, Ebooks

TAB is an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education, based in New York, New York, that publishes do-it-yourself technology books for makers, electronics hobbyists, students, and inventors.

Popular Books[edit]

Hacking Electronics: An Illustrated DIY Guide for Makers and Hobbyists by Simon Monk

How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic by Michael Geier

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists by Dustyn Roberts

Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk

Programming Arduino: Getting Started With Sketches by Simon Monk

Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started With Python by Simon Monk

Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris

Robot Builder's Bonanza by Gordon McComb

Steampunk Gear, Gadgets, and Gizmos: A Maker's Guide to Creating Modern Artifacts by Thomas Willeford

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics by Stan Gibilisco


Originally based in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, TAB was founded by Verne M. Ray and Malcolm Parks Jr. in 1964 to publish technically oriented magazines – TAB is an acronym for Technical Author's Bureau. It became TAB Books Inc. in 1980 and published books in a wide variety of mostly technical fields.[1] It was acquired by McGraw-Hill in 1990, at which time it published books in 12 fields including computing, electronics, aviation, engineering, maritime, and several how-to subjects,[2][3] including such diverse titles as The Complete Guide to Single Engine Cessnas,[4] The Complete Shortwave Listener's Handbook,[5] Constructing and Maintaining Your Well and Septic System,[6] ABCs of Building Model Railroad Cars,[7] Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking,[8] and the Encyclopedia of Electronics.[9] The latter work was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s."


  1. ^ "Humble Origins Pa. A Wellspring For Publishers, Large And Small". The Morning Call. 1995-01-12. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  2. ^ "TAB Books Acquires Highmark Publishing". Bangor Daily News. 1988-11-02. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  3. ^ "McGraw-Hill Buys Publisher TAB Books". Los Angeles Times. 1990-01-16.
  4. ^ Dooley, Brian J. (1993). The Complete Guide to Single-Engine Cessnas (4 ed.). Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books. ISBN 0830642242.
  5. ^ Bennett, Hank (1993). The Complete Shortwave Listener's Handbook. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books. ISBN 0830643478. Retrieved 2013-10-27.
  6. ^ Alth, Max; Alth, Charlotte (1984). Constructing and Maintaining Your Well and Septic System. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books. ISBN 0830616543.
  7. ^ Wesolowski, Wayne (1985). ABC's of Building Model Railroad Cars. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books. ISBN 0830616357.
  8. ^ Blandford, Percy W. (1988). Practical Blacksmithing and Metalworking. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books. ISBN 0830628940.
  9. ^ Gibilisco, Stan (1985). Encyclopedia of Electronics. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: TAB Books. ISBN 0830633898.

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