Food delivery options available

Check out our new menu! You can now order for delivery or pickup.

Shop Online

We miss you! So we created an online store just for you. Purchase your favorite books, gifts and toys from our stores. Please forgive our dust as we are still under construction, and working out details. Stay well friends!

#HowDoYouPoorRichards

We miss you! Show us your Poor Richard’s spirit on Instagram❤️

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

So, we did a thing.⁠
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------->> Stay tuned! ⁠

We are working diligently to bring our retail stores online. That way you can stay safe while shopping from your computer, without disturbing your cat.

That's right.... Poor Richard's Books & Gifts AND Little Richard's Toy Store are going ONLINE!!!! #HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet ⁠
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Starting Wednesday, April 1, we will begin offering online ordering for pickup and delivery via these channels from our website:⁠

• ChowNow⁠
• Grub Hub⁠
• Door Dash⁠
• or Call In⁠

Stay well out there!⁠

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“This is such a unique toy. My kids have a lot of toys but nothing quite like this. They love experimenting with making the sphere bigger and smaller and bouncing it and trying to catch it before it collapses, etc. Endless opportunities with this toy to use your imagination and expand your mind, it’s an experience every time the kids play with the sphere, rather than just another item in our home.” Roy - Little Richard’s Customer⁠

Hey kids! Sign up for our birthday club in Little Richard's Toy Store.⁠

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Breathe⁠

“Sitting in meditation is nourishment for your spirit and nourishment for your body, as well.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh⁠

Tools and reminders for a more mindful life come in many forms. In challenging times, we can be powerful in stillness to shape tomorrow.⁠


Visit our website to sign up for email from Poor Richard's.⁠

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Planting the seeds of love this spring starts here. We have a great assortment from @ModSprouts @jonsteentrees and more!⁠

Modsprouts: All-inclusive "Thank you Daisies" indoor grow kit is packaged in a wax-coated and water-tight paper tube planter. Kit includes a self-watering system that provides plants with the perfect balance of water, nutrients and oxygen. ⁠

Jonsteentrees: 100% guaranteed Grow Kits provide everything needed to successfully germinate and grow some of the world’s most incredible trees: seeds, growing medium, a mini-greenhouse, and detailed instructions that lead you through the whole process — from cold-stratifying your seeds to germination to transplanting.⁠

Plant these babies!⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet
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We ❤️❤️SoulKu handmade jewelry empowers stay-at-home moms, and they donate a portion of their proceeds to charitable causes.⁠


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Working from home? Make sure you're keeping track somewhere - in a logbook, a planner, or other notebook. We can help you keep these whirlwind of days under control!⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #weareallinthistogether #curbsideservice #curbsidedelivery
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One benefit to "Social Distancing" is the chance to reconnect with your spirit and be more mindful when you next spend time outdoors...⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #socialdistancing #socialdistancing2020 #contemplation #meditationtools
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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.

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.


Poor Richard's since 1975 • 320-324 1/2 N. Tejon Street • Colorado Springs, CO 80903 • 719.578.5549

Restaurant Hours

Reopening for pick up on April 1

Café Hours

Temporarily Closed

Book Store Hours

Now online!

Toy Store Hours

Now online!

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