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

•Pizza slice or pie
•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

Open Mic Night

First Wednesdays

6:30-8:30 PM / 10 Minute Slots



Please sign up on our sheet located near the stage at Rico’s Café & Wine Bar. We are hoping to have an online registration again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.

We are excited to be carrying Mendocino County, California’s Girasol Cabernet Sauvignon. A medium bodied red that has nice body on the latter half of the sip that pairs well with our red sauced New York style pizza. Make it a great night with a glass of wine and a meal deal number 1 for less than $20. ⁠ ⁠ Be sure to get your *wine card* punched at Rico’s cafe or Poor Richard’s Restaurant.⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #ricoscafeandwinebar #pizza #wine #winelovers #pizzalovers #coloradosprings #downtowncoloradosprings #719 #tejonstreet #tejonstreetvibe⁠ ...

Attention cocktail lovers! We are now serving a Bourbon Old Fashioned at Rico’s Cafe. Check out our new Cocktail/Coffee Cocktail menu, and stay tuned for more delicious beverages coming soon. ⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #ricoscafeandwinebar #oldfashioned #coloradosprings #downtowncoloradosprings #719 #tejonstreet #tejonstreetvibe ...

The app that we were using on our website for people to sign up is down. We looked at other apps and haven't found a good replacement -- yet. ⁠ ⁠ So in the meantime, we have this sign up sheet North of the stage. First come first served. Hopefully have the sign up app figured out for the October show! Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.⁠ ⁠ We have lots of people already wanting to show up for the September 4th - Open Mic Night show, so we won’t cancel. Slots start at 6:30pm each slot is 10 minutes long with 3 minutes between each act.⁠ ⁠ Thanks!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #ricoscafeandwinebar #espresso #coffee #coffeelovers #coloradosprings #openmic #openmicnight #downtowncoloradosprings #719 #tejonstreet #tejonstreetvibe⁠ ...

#Repost poorrichardsdowntown ・・・ Did you think we only had foo-foo Mother's Day gifts? Think again, my friend. Your dad will be pleased that you gifted him something thoughtful this year that he can use and enjoy. We took the hassle out of those decisions for you.... ❤️ Stainless Steel Colorado Water Bottles by evergreenenterprises --------------⠀ #HowDoYouPoorRichards⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #poorrichardsdowntown #visitcos #coloradosprings #dowtnown_cs #downtowncoloradosprings #coloradospringsdowntown #belocalcolorado #fathersday #dad #dads #fatherhood #father #daddy #happyfathersday #fathersdaygift #fathersdaygifts #evergreenenterprises ...

Reposted from @violetpress June 10. Loving the neon in on this one. #spikeit⁠ ⁠ ________⁠ We are loving this line of greeting cards from Violet Letterpress! You'll love them too because they are handmade in Colorado. Founded by Coloradan Violet Warner, who left her career as a corporate attorney in 2015 to pursue her passion for design and printing. You can see she and her partners genuinely love the art and craft of letterpress, which shines through in their wit & artwork.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #handmadecards #madeincolorado #greetingcards #handmadegreetingcards ...

We honor the insect responsible for more than 1/3 of the food we eat today. We encourage spreading information for beekeepers, those who eat....well, FOOD, and honey bee enthusiasts. We take this opportunity to celebrate honey bees and recognize their contribution to our everyday lives as a means of protecting this critical species for future generations. We also pay homage to beekeepers, whose labors ensure we have bees to pollinate our crops. If you're interested in becoming an urban beekeeper, we have good reads and guides to support you in this important role. But we also have socks, cards, art and other cool gear to support those you know, who are bee aware.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localbookstore #shoplocal #bees #beeawarenessday #beesareimportant #savethebees #sustainableliving #sustainablelife #beessupportlife ...

A customer choosing her next notebook shared some great candid feedback on her favorite brand from the vast selection here at Poor Richard's: "I love the Peter Pauper journals. The designs are great and the ribbon keeps it closed when I put it back in my bag!" ⁠ ⁠ We love hearing about #HowDoYouPoorRichards - tag us in your posts or come tell us about your own faves!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #poorrichardsdowntown #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #peterpauperpress #peterpauper #journals #ilovejournals #journaljunkies #journaljunkie #wanderlust ...

For all the avocado addicts! Reposted from @goodlucksock⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards ⁠ #poorrichardsdowntown ⁠ #downtowncoloradosprings⁠ #tejonstreet⁠ #radsocks ⁠ #goodlucksock ⁠ #avocadolove ⁠ #sockswag ⁠ #socksoftheday ...

Boinks Fidgets are great in helping reduce stress. Fidgety fingers slide the marble back and forth in this tight tube of fabric to soothe anxiety and stress in the classroom, theater, airplane, office or anywhere one needs to keep quiet hands. Fidgeting stimulates neural responses to produce an increase in blood circulation in the brain and extremities, so it can ease the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, ADD, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dementia and autism. $2.95-$4.95⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localtoystore #downtowncoloradosprings #littlerichardstoystore #boinks #fidgettoys #fidget⁠ ...

Our toy buyer Keely loves this teddy bear in a t-shirt. "The best stuffy for that person who just needs their space (both figuratively and literally) and he's super cute!" $11.95⁠ ⁠ #HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #downtowncoloradosprings #localtoystore #ineedmyspace #teddybears #bearsinshirts #719 #80903 #shoplocal ...

Poor Richard’s Restaurant

Come see why our hand-tossed pizza, great homemade sandwiches and soups, and signature house salad have won Poor Richard’s Restaurant many “Best of” designations in Colorado Springs year after year.


Our famous 18-inch pizza starts with freshly made crust, topped with made-in-house Campari tomato sauce and finished with your choice of 28 delicious toppings. Enjoy a whole pie or by the slice! Complement a sandwich served on fresh, locally based breads with made-from-scratch soup or a signature house salad—our most popular menu item.

Poor Richard’s offers dietary options including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. A separate Magic Garden play space, art on the walls and peaceful outdoor areas let you choose your dining environment.

Rico’s Café & Wine Bar

Enjoy a hand-crafted drink and a chic, welcoming atmosphere at Rico’s Café and Wine Bar. Treat yourself to a cup of our organic, locally roasted European-drip style coffee and a slice of fresh fruit pie, or order a rich, smooth espresso drink to accompany a scrumptious, flourless mocha tart.

Tea lovers can choose from more than 30 loose-leaf, high-quality teas, including organic and fair trade selections. Our unique Gourmet Iced Tea Bar features eight freshly brewed varieties daily.

Live music Thursday through Saturday evenings and displays by local artists on our café walls set the perfect tone for sipping a glass of wine. The wine list changes every few months, so come often and find a new favorite! We also have large a selection of gourmet beers, including hard cider and gluten-free beer.

Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts

Poor Richard's Books and Gifts

If you are interested in selling your books at Poor Richard’s, please view our guide to selling your books for specifics. Click the link 

Pick up a current bestseller or a classic novel, or find a perfect gift at Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts! The Bookstore specializes in good-condition, used books, including current books in 150 categories and classics in every field. We also stock a large variety of new books. Looking for a particular title? We place customer orders on a weekly basis. Book collectors will find a selection of rare, first-edition and collectible titles. We also carry Colorado trail guides, local and state maps, wildlife/flora books and artistic, funny and quirky postcards.

Stop in whenever you’re looking for a unique gift for just about anyone. The gift shop features locally made jewelry handcrafted by local artisans; accessories for women and men, including fair-trade items; all-natural candles and body care; home décor; and much more. Pick up a card to go along with your gift, and wrap it onsite at our free, self-serve gift wrap station.

Little Richard’s Toy Store

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You’ll find the best classic, whimsical, and educational toys for kids of all ages at Little Richard’s Toy Store. Whether you’re looking for a game or puzzle, a lovable stuffed animal, or a musical instrument or science kit to foster creativity, our experienced staff of Toy Geniuses helps you find the right toy for your child. Be sure to check out our newly expanded puzzles and games for both kids and adults, including cooperative games for the whole family!

Little Richard’s carries recognized brands, along with unique toys made of recycled materials, natural wood or organic cotton. We also have locally made items, as well as a huge selection of stocking stuffers from under $10.

Register your child for our Birthday Club (up to age 12) and they can pick a FREE toy from our Birthday Bin during their birthday month.

Running off to a birthday party? Check out our selection of fun birthday cards and gift bags, or as always, take advantage of the complimentary gift wrap station in Poor Richard’s Bookstore to add the finishing touch to your purchase.



320–324 1/2

N. Tejon St

Colorado Springs


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



11am – 9pm
11am – 10pm


8am – 9pm
8am – 10pm
8:30am – 10pm
8:30am – 9pm

Books & Gifts

Store Open Daily
9am – 9pm
Book Buying Daily
9am – 3pm

Toy Store

10am – 7pm
11am – 6pm

About Us

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.


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.


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 out 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 80907 • 719.578.5549

Restaurant Hours

Sat-Wed: 11am – 9pm Thur-Fri: 11am – 10pm

Café Hours

Mon-Wed: 8am – 9pm Thur-Fri: 8am – 10pm Sat: 8:30am – 10pm Sun: 8:30am – 9pm

Book Store Hours

Store Open Daily: 9am – 9pm Book Buying Daily: 9am – 3pm

Toy Store Hours

Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 6pm