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One of a series of articles by the Research Staff of The Mary Baker Eddy Library, giving the historical background of the By-Laws of the Manual of The Mother Church.

Any Obnoxious Books in This Store?

From the June 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When Christian Scientists shop in bookstores, the words of the Manual of The Mother Church, Article VIII, Section 12, might well come to mind: "A member of this Church shall not patronize a publishing house or bookstore that has for sale obnoxious books" ( p. 44 ).