About Us

Learning Is For Everyone!

Capstone is passionate about inclusivity, equity, and accessibility for the benefit of all kids. Learning is everywhere. We learn to develop a better understanding about matters big and small. We learn to be inspired by new ideas, experiences, storylines, and points of view.

Our infinite variety of learners deserve books and educational resources 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 learning. Kids should be able to access books and educational resources that speak to their curiosity, their experiences, their imagination, and of course, their heart. Learning is incredibly important for early age and childhood development, and every day we commit to that. Learn more about our DEI&B initiatives here

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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's roots began in 1885 in the stone quarrying business, owned by the Coughlan family for four generations. It makes sense, then, that our name and many of our imprints and brands reflect that heritage!

In 1990, Capstone Press was purchased by current owner, Bob Coughlan. He and two employees—through patience and a vision for growth—launched 48 titles in their first season! This time of careful consideration launched Capstone from two employees and 48 titles to 136 employees and 2,500 titles in just 10 years.

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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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