Lecturis was founded in 1922 as a publishing company. In 1940, printing became its primary activity and in 2010 Lecturis began publishing books again. Books about art, design, photography and cultural history with an outstanding quality in design, printing and finishing. The books are being distributed in the Netherlands and around the world.

Since 2015 Lecturis is a publisher with two imprints: Lecturis and DATO. 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.

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 (

Feel free to get in contact with us in case you have a publishing idea. We will review the information we receive to see what the possibilities are to turn an idea into reality.

Our latest brochure with upcoming books and the backlist of older titles: