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No Starch Press is an American publishing company, specializing in technical literature often geared towards the geek, hacker, and DIY subcultures. Popular titles include Hacking: The Art of Exploitation,[1] Andrew Huang's Hacking the Xbox, and How Wikipedia Works.[2]

No Starch Press
Publishing company
Genre Technical
Founded 1994 (1994)
Founder William Pollock
Headquarters San Francisco, California
Area served
United States



No Starch Press publishes books with a focus on networking, computer security, hacking, Linux, programming, technology for kids, Lego, math, and science. The publisher also releases educational comics like Super Scratch Programming Adventure[3] and The Manga Guide to Science series.[4]


No Starch Press titles are available online and in bookstores in all major English language markets worldwide. No Starch Press titles have also been translated into over thirty languages.

O'Reilly Media distributes and promotes No Starch Press titles in the U.S., and No Starch uses various distributors worldwide.

Popular booksEdit


  1. ^ Erickson, Jon. Hacking: The Art of Exploitation. No Starch Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-59327-144-2
  2. ^ Ayers, Phoebe (2008). How Wikipedia Works. San Francisco: No Starch Press. ISBN 1-59327-176-X. 
  3. ^ The LEAD Project. Super Scratch Programming Adventure: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games. No Starch Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-59327-409-2
  4. ^ Cha, Kai-Ming (9 December 2008). "No Starch Press Offers Manga-Style Technical Guides". Publishers' Weekly. 
  5. ^ The Cult of LEGO. Baichtal, John and Joe Meno. No Starch Press 2011. ISBN 978-1-59327-391-0
  6. ^ Hacking the Xbox. Huang, Andrew "Bunnie". No Starch Press, 2005. ISBN 978-1-59327-029-2
  7. ^ Python for Kids. Briggs, Jason R. No Starch Press, 2012. ISBN 978-1-59327-407-8
  8. ^ Silence on the Wire. Zalewski, Michal. No Starch Press, 2005. ISBN 978-1-59327-046-9

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