Jack Kerouac, craving solitude, drives to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's retreat way out of San Francisco with Neal Cassady. "Library" celebrates their journey in Birth Of The Cool.

Actually taken from “Big Sur”, Jack Kerouac, now famous after the sudden success of "On The Road", escapes in his car with Neal. John Turnbull revisits Kerouac's countless memories of the road romance that Kerouac called "a library in itself".

Jack: “It’s the first trip I’ve taken away since "On The Road", the book that ‘made me famous. I’ve been driven mad for three years by endless telegrams, phonecalls, mail, reporters, snoopers. Me drunk practically all the time. Now realizing I was surrounded, outnumbered and I had to get away to solitude again or die.”