You better show up early, if you want the best selection. The University of Chicago Press will be selling over 20,000 books from their past and current catalogs in the first Great Chicago Book Sale in more than twenty years. All titles, paperback or hardcover, will be trading for only $5, including tax. There will be “a huge range of subjects from history to psychology, economics to law, samples from our entire list,” says Erica Krutsch, of the University of Chicago Press. “We are expecting Mike Royko and our philosophy and law collections to sell really well, we’ve even ordered extra cartons [of them].” The collections, which were published from the late nineties through 2006, may even include current course material. Several changes in management at the University of Chicago Press caused the project to get sidetracked. Garrett Kiely, the university’s new press director, has “encouraged us to become more involved in the community and especially with the university, to have a public face,” says Krutsch. Great Chicago Book Sale takes place October 7-8 at International House, Assembly Hall, Dorchester Avenue, 1414 East 59th entrance.