Canadian publishing company based in Toronto. Founded in 1973 by Malcolm Lester
and Eve Orpen
(died 1978) as "Lester & Orpen". Changed in 1979 (reorganized as or succeeded by?) "Lester & Orpen Dennys" with partners Lester and Louise Dennys
Sold August 1988 to Pagurian, December 1988 to Hees Bancorp, with Lester and Dennys in place. Ceased operation 1990-01-09, except as a backlist operation within Key Porter Books
--H. J. Kirchhoff, "L&OD suspends publishing: Financial backing is withdrawn", The Globe and Mail
(Toronto) 1990-01-10 pC1 (source for two paragraphs)
(est. 1991 by partners Malcolm Lester and Anna Porter) issued some new editions of L&OD books.
Key Porter Books went bankrupt in 2011.