Have a look at the Course Schedule page to see when and how we will be using the two required books.
We will not be using any books in January.
You will need to have the Mitchell book about Web scraping in your hands (the ebook is fine) by Feb. 2 at the latest.
You must have the Grinberg book about Flask by the end of Spring Break, or March 7.
In January we will not be using either book, so if you want to wait for a possible 50%-off sale from the publisher, O’Reilly, you have some time to do that. Usually the deals apply only to the ebooks. If you prefer a printed book, I suggest you compare prices at Amazon. Sometimes O’Reilly has a 40%-off deal on printed books, but that is more rare than their deals on ebooks.