Aurelian Books celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007 and has now moved onto the internet. The business was started under the name of Butterfly Books in 1982 with an eight page photostated list of just 59 secondhand books more than half of which, rather to his surprise, sold within a few days. In the year 2000 David Dunbar acquired the “Aurelian Books” name under which the late Robert Mays had traded as an entomological book dealer for many years. Now, after over twenty mail-order catalogues, the store has moved with the times, somewhat belatedly perhaps, to a website.
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