You’ve just dropped your favorite, out-of-print book into a bathtub, ruining it completely … What do you do now?
I don’t read in the bathtub to avoid such situations but I have spilled stuff on a book or two by accident :(. Luckily, those books were not completely ruined. If a book were to get completely ruined I will make every attempt to replace it. However, if the ruined copy has sentimental value it might be irreplaceable especially if it is a gift.