James Jenkins is the co-owner of Valancourt Books of Richmond, Va., along with his husband Ryan Cagle. James is a former lawyer who found his life’s calling reviving and popularizing rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction, including 18th century Gothic novels, Victorian horror novels, forgotten literary fiction, and works by early LGBT authors. Founded in 2005, Valancourt has published more than 300 books, all of which they have permission to reprint, winning praise from literature professors and the press alike.

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