The First Printer Restaurant is located on the site where the first printer in British America, Stephen Daye, lived. Daye worked as a locksmith in England until 1638, when he was brought to America by Rev. Glover to set up the firstprinting press north of Mexico. However, Rev. Glover died on the voyage across the Atlantic. Daye, still under contract to Mrs. Glover, set up the press and began printing. His first printed matter, The Freeman’s Oath, was a broadsheet published in 1639. It was followed up a year later by his first printed book The Whole Book of Psalmes. Only eleven copies of the first edition of the book (also known as Bay Psalm Book) still exist, including a copy at Harvard’s Houghton Library with an estimated value of over $10 million. Hanging on our walls are antique type cases, printing paraphernalia and newspapers dating back 300 years. The plaque—taken off the building in the 1920’s—was discovered in the basement during renovations and, hence, the restaurant was named.