Lecturis was founded in 1922 as a publishing company. In 1940, printing became its primary activity and in 2010 Lecturis began publishing books again. Lecturis manages the distribution and publication of books with a national, international or local character.

Since 2014 books are being published within three imprints: Lecturis, DATO and Timmer Art Books. Books by Lecturis have a focus on art, (graphic) design and photography. Books by DATO have a cultural historical character but also sports, health and life style books are part of this imprint, Timmer Art Books focuses on Dutch artists’ monographs.

For distribution Lecturis uses its own webshop, CB for the Netherlands and Belgium and Idea Books Amsterdam for international distribution. The Lecturis agent for sales in the Netherlands is Jan Smit Boeken, Hilversum and in Belgium it is Elke dag Boeken, Antwerp.