James Jenkins

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.

  • August 16, 2018    |   First Amendment Private Property

    Virginia Books

    Outdated Federal Law Threatens Unique Richmond Publisher

    What should the government give a small publishing company that is dedicated to bringing long-forgotten books to a broader modern audience? A pat on the back? An award?  How about a six-figure fine? In the case of Valancourt Books, the government is going with the fine. Valancourt is a small publishing company operated out of…

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