Saving your books in a Fire...
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I actually have never thought about what books I would save...
Perhaps The Wyoming Brand Book. It's small and might actually be worth something.
How about you?
Be well and take care.
P.s.: But answering your original question: in my case it would be more about saving some collections (Alternative Alice & Temple of Jerusalem *) rather than individual books. It's how these connect which makes them important, much more than the actual individual works.
* I mean each of these collections - as far as I'm aware there's no overlap between them. Finding something that did would really make my day!
Sometimes I hate renovations.
I have one book I treasure and might grab on my way out the door in an emergency. It's a rare astronomy book from 1750. My mother bought it in the 50s when she was a graduate Physics student at University of Chicago - she paid $10. It's one of the very few things I have from her.
We're in an oil refinery / chemical production area. If we ever have an evacuation here, it will probably be a chemical explosion / spill emergency... with toxic smoke and wind-borne gases... hate to imagine. But it's not likely to actually destroy hundreds of acres of land and houses, we worry more about long term health. We do get tornadoes of course, but they're so focused that they cause a lot less widespread devastation than a wildfire or hurricane.