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    A Book Boycott

    Before the Book of Mormon was even published, some of the citizens in Palmyra, New York, began organizing a boycott against it. The boycott was a frustrating obstacle for Joseph Smith, Martin Harris, and other early believers to overcome as they worked to secure a printer and share the new book of scripture. But it had little long-term effect. Within 23 years, copies of the Book of Mormon would reach every inhabited continent.


    “The Book of Mormon: From Cumorah to Grandin’s Press,” history.lds.org