Author Shannon Hale to Host “Austenland” Reunion to Benefit #SaveIndieBookstores [4]

Save Indie Bookstores

Shannon Hale, author of the Austenland series published by Bloomsbury and later turned into the 2013 film Austenland, will host a reunion of the cast and crew of the film on April 28 at 5:00 p.m. PT with the goal of raising money for the #SaveIndieBookstores campaign [6].

The reunion will be livestreamed directly to the American Booksellers Association’s YouTube channel [7].

Appearing on the livestream with Hale will be director Jerusha Hess and producer Stephenie Meyer as well as the following cast members:

  • JJ Feild (Captain America, Northanger Abbey)
  • Bret McKenzie (Flight of the Conchords, Oscar-winning songwriter)
  • James Callis (Battlestar Galactica, Bridget Jones’s Diary)
  • Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Wedding Crashers)
  • Ricky Whittle (American Gods, The 100)

The #SaveIndieBookstores campaign [6] kicked off on April 2 with a $500,000 contribution from author James Patterson. The campaign continues through April 30.