During a trip to Washington, D.C. earlier this year, I foundsome time to drop by the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Libraryof Congress. For those of you who've never had the chance to visit,I recommend you make it part of your next trip to the capital.

BenefitsPRO editor-in-chief PaulWilson
shares inspiration from Thomas Jefferson'sLibrary.

Some of my personal highlights included the Papers of FrederickDouglass and the stunning Main Reading Room. But as a card-carryingbibliophile, I spent the most time in the roomhousing Thomas Jefferson's Library. Jefferson, who famously toldJohn Adams, “I cannot live without books,” acquired thousands overhis lifetime, amassing the largest personal library in the U.S. atthat time. This reconstruction includes 2,000 volumes from hisoriginal collection, along with an additional 3,000 matching thoselost in two fires over the years.

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.