OUR RETAIL STORES ARE OPEN

Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts AND Little Richard’s Toy Store
are SO excited to see you!

Please be advised we require face masks to shop in our stores.

Poor Richard's Restaurant & Rico's Café Temporarily Closed

As of 7/11/20, we are not able to make it work with the social distancing restrictions and other protocols we had to undertake because of COVID-19, to keep our staff and customers safe.

We will reopen the restaurant THIS FALL with affordable IN-HOUSE DELIVERY and NEW DINNER ENTREES.

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New York Style Pizza and more at Poor Richard's Restaurant

•Pizza slice or pie
•Sandwiches
•Award Winning Salads
•Soup/Stew Bar

Rico's Café & Wine Bar

•Hand Crafted Coffee Drinks
•Heavenly Tea Bar
•Beer & Wine
•Live Music 4 nights/Week
•Terrific Patio

•1000’s of New & Used Books
•Local Artisan Made Jewelry
•The Best Cards Ever
•Thoughtful Gifts

Little Richard's Toystore

•Fisher Price & Classic Toys
•The Best Games
•Intelligent Toys
•Gobs of Stuffed Animals
•Huge Puppet Selection

“This is a fabulous card game, it's like rummy, but with 5 suits of cards instead of four. The rules of the game are simple, and it's easy to pick up, yet the game is challenging, as each hand has a different wild card. The game moves quickly, and is addictive. A person can be behind all game but still win in the final round. This game was recommended to us and we are really glad we tried it.”- Beth⁠



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BACK IN STOCK! These amazing time learning watches are back in stock at Little Richard’s! Perfect for school, distance learning, and time telling education! Make the schedule changes easy on the kiddos with support from these great kids watches! ⁠

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It’s a race against time in this quick-thinking, quick-drawing guessing game!⁠

Players pick three topic cards – a “who”, a “what” and a “where”, then race to draw the hilarious scenes for their teammates to guess! Can you sketch a bodybuilder frying an egg in the desert? Or a mermaid eating cake at the zoo? And will it look anything like it’s meant to?!⁠



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Burdock & Bramble greeting cards are original handmade block prints created by Heather O'Hara using a hand-powered letterpress in her studio in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. Each design begins as an original drawing, which is then transferred to printing blocks & carved by hand to make prints one color layer at a time onto cotton rag paper using vegetable oil based ink. ⁠

"Our signature designs feature curious and wily birds called grackles. Like crows and ravens, grackles are known for their intelligence, personality, and occasional mischief-making."⁠

Photo: @burdockandbramble⁠



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Local artist Maggie Quinn ~⁠

Colorado Springs has been home to Maggie Quinn for her entire life. California College of Art, CU Boulder, and Colorado Mountain College provided the educational foundation for her study of the arts. Classical drawing and painting, jewelry design, photography, and pottery were major courses of study while travels and field expedition study with top ceramicists from around the globe have added a sense of current influence to her work. Porcelain and wood-fire are continual⁠
media and process that she brings to her gallery. The camaraderie and risk that comes from firing clay to temperatures of 2,300°F or more, in a hand fed wood burning kiln, has embedded the lifestyle of the potter into her being. Forms in nature serve as a muse, all media the platform, while ceramics remain the passion of her creation.⁠



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“Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There's bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” - Jennifer Richard Jacobson⁠

The largest land mammals on our planet, elephants are revered for their majesty and beauty. We mark our appreciation of these lovely creatures on this September 22, National Elephant Appreciation Day.⁠



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Modgy Lanterns (Facebook Video Repost)⁠

What's in the box? Four reusable lanterns, Four LED candles. Pop the bottom open & fill to expand. Drop & enjoy~⁠





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I don’t know about you, but 2020 has been one heck of a year. I am trying to find time to slow down and breathe and these little guys help me remember to take a deep breath and meditate! -Keely, Toy Buyer⁠


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Self-care is sometimes shrugged off as unnecessary, or even selfish, and most of us tend to put others' needs before our own. True self-care is not self-centered nor selfish; it is simply keeping yourself the focus of your own life. It’s about paying attention to how you feel in each moment, communicating clearly, speaking up for yourself and saying yes or no without doubt nor guilt. Self–Care Awareness Month in September is a dedicated moment in time to remind us to take care of ourselves first.

You may have also heard of Self Care Sunday - an idea to take beyond the month of September and to mark a dedicated day for YOU each and every week. Sundays are already a day we take to wind down, enjoy time with family and get a little rest and relaxation. (Or, of course, whichever actual day is your "Sunday" - go for it!)

Block out a time on your calendar for as much self care as you can allocate. Treat it as an important appointment you can't reschedule - this is YOUR time. Make your own magic!

Need a few ideas of what to do for self care?

- Go for a walk around the block
- Hike around one of our lovely local parks
- Explore! Be a tourist in your own town.
- Diffuse relaxing essential oils in your coziest spot at home
- Lie down and cuddle (your pet, your pillow, your blanket
- Make a cup of your favorite tea
- Meditate
- Read a couple chapters of a book or a short story
- Write in a gratitude journal
- Look through old photos - especially the ones from pre-Facebook times!
- Make yourself a treat from a new or favorite recipe
- Listen to your favorite music
- Relax in a bath, or use a foot massager

"Make Your Own Magic" inspiration card designed by Meera Lee Patel @amberlotuspublishing

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Pizza University

In Pizza University 101, you’ll learn why Poor Richard’s New York Style Pizza is so tasty.

Location

Address


320–324 1/2

N. Tejon St

Colorado Springs
Colorado
80903

{ OPEN EVERY DAY }

Poor Richard's on Tejon between Platte Ave. and Boulder St.

About Us

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Your hosts Richard Skorman and Patricia Seator welcome you to Poor Richard’s, where Downtown Colorado Springs residents, employees and visitors have been making themselves at home for more than 40 years. From simple beginnings as a restaurant and bookstore, Poor Richard’s has evolved to become a downtown Colorado Springs landmark—a warm and friendly family of businesses under one roof that’s the only one of its kind in the country.

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A PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL AT HOME

Richard Skorman was just 22 years old when he opened his first business, a used paperback store on North Tejon Street. Skorman was a senior at Colorado College when he had the opportunity to buy the stock from a book store that was closing.

Two years later, he expanded the business with an inheritance, loans and some restaurant equipment donated by his father. The idea of a bookstore where you could also get a bite to eat was a novel idea at the time. Skorman wanted people to feel welcome at Poor Richard’s Feed & Read. He wanted his customers to enjoy a comfortable place where could hang out and not feel rushed.

Poor Richard’s has evolved since then, but the environment of a place where you feel at home has never changed.

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OUR VALUES

Throughout its history, Poor Richard’s has been not only a downtown landmark and innovative business, but also an organization that strives to have a positive impact on our customers and our community.

  • We proudly serve preservative-free, organic and local food whenever possible.
  • We carry many fair-trade, recycled, organic and all-natural types of merchandise.
  • We serve and carry many Colorado-made products.
  • We support local artisans and provide a venue for local musicians and artists.
  • We recognize the importance of environmental sustainability and are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.
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Poor Richard's since 1975 • 320-324 1/2 N. Tejon Street • Colorado Springs, CO 80903 • 719.578.5549

Restaurant Hours

Closed through Summer starting July 11, 2020
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Café Hours

Closed through Summer starting July 11, 2020
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Book Store Hours

Open 7 Days
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Toy Store Hours

Open 7 Days
Mon-Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm