It is Memorial Day in the US when we celebrate and remember all those who have died in service to our country. In honor and memory of that, today's Merch Monday product is a phone case with an image of the Iwo Jima Memorial on it. If you have never had the chance to see the memorial (the official name is The Marine Corps Memorial) or the Sunset Parade (Tuesday evenings in the summer, hour long drum and bugle performance) during a visit to Washington DC, I strongly recommend it.
Book geek here. I've always believed that books give you the ability to fly away from the things happening in your life. They are a great escape route to somewhere (or somewhen) new. This ReedPOP design for 2016 BookCon in Chicago is a fitting example of that theory.
Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education. -Alfred Whitney Griswold
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. - John Green, The Fault in Our Stars