|Notes on ordering
books from the US and from inside the EU
If you can't find a book
locally, you may consider ordering on the Internet, and, if you do, consider
(1) If you get your mail
at an Italian address, a shipment that originates in an EU country (e.g.
from amazon.uk, or amazon.de, or other booksellers) will arrive faster
and there will be no customs charge.
(2) But if you get your
mail at an Embassy or international organization address (i.e., under some
kind of diplomatic or military frank), a US supplier may be faster, and,
if you don't have to pay customs, cheaper.
(3) In addition to checking
on prices, check on availability time on the sites of multiple booksellers
-- availability times, even from branches of the same organization, vary
greatly, usually because of publishers' rules. For example, June Hager's
PILGRIMAGE (a wonderful book on Roman Churches -- read my review at amazon.com)
was available through amazon.uk long before it was listed at amazon.com.