Archery Library of Books on PDF
All of the archery books / historical documents found below can also be found for free on Archive.org and similar free PDF websites. Our collection here is for educational and scholarly purposes, to be used by archers interested in traditional archery, honing their archery skills, and bow / arrow making.
In some cases documents will also be in HTML format instead of PDF, in which case it will be designated as such with [HTML] next to the document link.
If you have a PDF book or historical document you think should be added to the list - and the item is either free from copyright, public domain, or copyrighted but available for public use - please contact us to have it added to our Archery Library.
Happy reading and shooting!
An Analysis of Persian Archery
Ancient and Modern Methods of Arrow Release - 1885
Archery Rules - 1870
Arrow Speed and Kinetic Energy
Guide to Winter Archery in Toronto [HTML]
How To Make Your Own Archery Equipment
Rules of the Halifax Archery Club
Rules of the Montreal Archery Club
Shakespeare: An Archer
Spalding's Athletics Library, Girls and Athletics
Spalding's Official Archery Guide - 1906
The Archery - 1879
The Art of Making Primitive Bows and Arrows
The Art of War in the Middle Ages
The Book of Archery
The Essentials of Archery
The History of Gambling in Archery / Archery Gambling Games in Canada [HTML]
The Myth of Zen in the Art of Archery
The Witchery of Archery
Toxophilus - 1545
Traditional Archery from Six Continents
Traditional Bow Making with Theodore Vandervelde [HTML]
Yahi Archery - 1918
Zen in the Art of Archery
Here is a selection of archery targets in a zip file which you can download and print out to be used as paper targets. The selection of targets includes standard circle targets, animal targets, zombie targets and even a few people targets (eg. Justin Bieber) for amusement. For disclaimer purposes, we are not suggesting people actually shoot at Justin Bieber, simply that they may seek to shoot at a paper target of him.