About Us

Binks and Books was founded when two companies sharing a common work space met in the hallway of a historic textile mill in Fall River, Massachusetts. The idea was sparked randomly when Rick Lotuff, founder of the American Blanket Company, had a conversation with Jason and Eric from the resident book company. They discussed how it could be great to pair the high quality blanket produced by the American Blanket Company with some of the children’s books and nursery rhymes produced at Jason’s book company. 

From the concept in the hallway came BinksandBooks.com. We started with four traditional children's books we all know and remember but with updated graphics and illustrations. These four books are packaged together with one of the Softest, Plushest, Coziest, Dreamiest blankets known in the industry. We thought how can we make these blankets special to the children who will be listening to the timeless stories? We decided to move beyond a traditional solid color blanket and pulled the designs and characters from the books and printed them on the blankets. We are so pleased to have brought together high quality board books with the finest plush blankets in the market today. 

Time is moving so fast, our phones are constantly beeping to remind us of our next appointment, social engagement, or work meeting. At Binks & Books we believe a cozy blanket and an old fashioned board book may take both the reader and the listener to a relaxed place, allowing each of you to escape the technology that consumes our everyday lives.

We all yearn for a precious moment of peace in this time of constant and endless information, take some time to "Snuggle up and Read".  


Rick Lotuff

Founder, Binks & Books