Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and its working manuscript, the extraordinary 120-foot scroll he would unfurl before startled publishers, sits on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago.
Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and its working manuscript, the extraordinary 120-foot scroll he would unfurl before startled publishers, sits on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast AP
Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” and its working manuscript, the extraordinary 120-foot scroll he would unfurl before startled publishers, sits on display at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast AP

American Writers Museum opens May 17. It’s a spot for readers, too.

May 13, 2017 12:05 PM