NPR Arts http://www.kplu.org en The First Book Printed In British North America And A Church's Decision To Sell It http://www.kplu.org/post/why-church-selling-first-book-ever-printed-north-america This past Sunday, the <a href="http://www.oldsouth.org/content/about">Old South Church in Boston</a> made a decision that cuts to the heart of not only the congregation's history, but to the very beginning of this country's founding.<p>With an overwhelming 271 to 34 vote, the church decided to give its board the power to sell one copy of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book ever printed in British North America.<p>Only 11 of the original 1,600 copies of the book printed in Cambridge in 1640 remain. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:35:42 +0000 7279 at http://www.kplu.org The First Book Printed In British North America And A Church's Decision To Sell It