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Wolfgang Zuckermann

American harpsichord maker
Wolfgang Zuckermann in about 1963

Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann (11 October 1922 – 4 November 2018) was a German-American harpsichord maker and activist. He was born in Berlin. He invented a highly popular kit for constructing new instruments and wrote an influential book, The Modern Harpsichord. As environmental and social activist, he has authored books including The Mews of London and The End of the Road.

In June 1994 he became founder and owner-manager of Shakespeare, an English-language bookstore and arts center in Avignon, named after a famous earlier "Shakespeare" bookstore run in Paris.[1] Zuckermann retired from running the bookstore in 2012.

Zuckermann died on 4 November 2018 in Orange, Vaucluse, France at the age of 96.[2]


  1. "Avignon en Provence: An English language bookshop in Avignon". 22 June 2010.
  2. "Farewell Wolfgang – Camili BOOKS & TEA".