Also known as the Grandin Publishing company, the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site located in Palmyra, New York, printed the first copies of the Book of Mormon. After the completion of the translation, Joseph Smith "agreed with Mr. Egbert B. Grandin to print five thousand copies" of the Book of Mormon, which was financed by his friend, Martin Harris, who mortgaged part of is farm to guarantee coverage of the $3,000 printing cost.
In August 1829, Joseph Smith and some others inspected a proof sheet of Grandin's work, declared the work "excellent" and printing began. The Book of Mormon, another witness of the divinity and mission of Jesus Christ, was first offered for sale in Grandin's bookstore on the 26th of March, 1830; A tangible evidence of the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith.
The church purchased the Grandin Building in 1978 and it was opened as a historic site several years later. At the end of an extensive restoration project in 1998, the building was dedicated as the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site.