John Day Company

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John Day Company
Status Defunct
Founded 1926
Founder Richard Walsh
Successor Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
Country of origin United States
Publication types Books

The John Day Company was a New York publishing firm that specialized in illustrated fiction and current affairs books and pamphlets from 1926-1968. It was founded by Richard J. Walsh in 1926 and named after John Day, the Elizabethan printer. Walsh was the editor and second husband of Pearl S. Buck.[1][2] The John Day Company was sold to the Thomas Y. Crowell Co. in 1974. [3]


Some of the many authors associated with John Day.


  1. ^ Richard Walsh, Publisher, Dead. New York Times. May 29, 1960.
  2. ^ "PUBLISHING ARCHIVES". September 2003. AMERICAN PUBLISHING HISTORY AT PRINCETON. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Mary T. O. Walsh, 59, Publishing Official