About Us

Reading is for Everyone!

Capstone is passionate about inclusivity, equity, and accessibility for the benefit of all kids. Reading is everywhere. We read for functional reasons—a road sign, a recipe, text messages. We read to develop a better understanding about matters big and small. We read to be inspired by new ideas, experiences, storylines, and points of view.

Our infinite variety of readers deserve books that reflect them—their interests, their abilities, their cultures, their families, their traditions—and inspire them to be curious and informed about the world around them.

Whether it’s printed, digital, audio, or visual, kids need options and resources to learn in the way that is right for them. They need to be immersed in stories and facts about the world around them and develop the critical thinking skills to make sense of it all. It is essential for kids to see themselves in those stories to feel connected and to grow and learn.

Inclusivity, equity, and accessibility

Capstone is passionate about inclusivity, equity, and accessibility for the benefit of all children. There should be no barriers to reading. Kids should be able to access books that speak to their curiosity, their experiences, their imagination, and of course, their heart. Reading is incredibly important for early age and childhood development, and every day we commit to that.

Mr Grizley with his students

Who we are

Capstone is the nation’s leading educational publisher for digital solutions, children’s books, and literacy programs for school libraries and classrooms! Home of the award-winning PebbleGo™ research database, Capstone has a passion for creating inspired learning and intellectual curiosity in children.

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Where we started

Capstone started off a little different than what you might expect! Capstone is a part of Coughlan Companies, and their roots began in the stone quarrying business and has been owned by the Coughlan family for four generations.

Then in 1990, Capstone Press was purchased by current owner, Bob Coughlan. He and two employees, through patience, studying the industry, and focusing on their vision for growth, launched 48 titles in their first season! 

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“I'm a reluctant learner. I have to be inspired. I would be the classic customer for Capstone, and that's one of the reasons why Capstone's been so satisfying for me over the years, that I see myself in a lot of these students.”

What we do

Whether it’s print or digital, Capstone is there to provide innovative solutions and resources.

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