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After 197 years, Bible Society looks to embrace Internet era

Mike Colyott (left) and Don Wells went through materials moved to the Bible Society’s new location on Beacon Street. Included in the collection is a volume of proceedings (below).
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / October 22, 2006

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The Massachusetts Bible Society, a 197-year-old organization that distributed Bibles to seamen during the war of 1812 and welcomed 19th-century immigrants to Boston's docks with free Scriptures, has sold its downtown building, is about to close its wood-paneled bookstore, and is trying to reinvent itself for a world in which the latest theological treatises are just a mouse-click away. (Full article: 1186 words)

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