How do I purchase the textbooks for my classes abroad?

First, check with your professor to see if books are even essential. If you do need a textbook, the best option is to purchase an online version or wait until you get to Florence to see if any of the bookshops around the city have them or if you can find them in the school library. Professors understand that you do not have the room in your suitcase for a 10 lbs textbook.