Smarthistory books


smarthistory books logoWant to read Smarthistory content in book form? The Smarthistory team has been hard at work on a brand-new initiative. Introducing Smarthistory Books — free, downloadable, printable texts for the classroom and the independent learner!

Available now in .pdfs and via a print-on-demand service (other formats coming soon!)
You can download these texts for free, and print them yourself. 

Note:, is a third party commercial company. Please note that Smarthistory receives no money from This service is offered here simply as a convenience to those who want a printed copy of our texts. While Smarthistory has been generally pleased with their work, we cannot guarantee the quality of their service or their products, and any orders you place with them are strictly at your own risk.

Available soon…

  • Smarthistory Guide to Ancient Etruscan and Roman Art
  • Smarthistory Guide to the AP 250

Available eventually…

  • Just about everything else


Special thanks to:
Ruth Ezra, Project Lead, Smarthistory Books
Mary Thompson, Project manager for the Smarthistory Books AP Art History titles
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation for funding this initial project
Our wonderful authors, each is a leader in their field. They contribute because they believe in our mission—to make the histories of art available to everyone.

Please support Smarthistory’s work with a donation, so that we can continue to make art and cultural history accessible. Thank you.

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