We Specialize in Smiles

SHOP SAFELY: in-store, curbside, online

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.

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.

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.

#HowDoYouPoorRichards

Hashtag us!! 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

Hello 2021! A beautiful new year has just begun. 🥳⁠

We still have plenty of 2021 dayplanner styles available in-store and online, and our remaining academic planners are now 50% off - time to get planning!⁠

Shop our 2021 planners:⁠
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Shop 50% off SALE planners:⁠
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To our cherished customers,⁠

We want to thank all of you who shopped with us this holiday season. Your patronage has meant so very much to us and our ability to navigate the pandemic as the year unfolds ahead. All across the country, people like you have helped small businesses stay afloat. Thank you for your support!⁠

For those of you who shopped with us online this year, thank you for being patient as we faced a steep learning curve becoming online retailers. We are proud of where we have come and are continuing to make improvements to our online store so that your shopping experience is ever more enjoyable and easier. It is our intention that this platform add value to your experience of Poor Richard’s and Little Richard’s through the current wave of COVID and beyond. ⁠

To express our gratitude to all you, we are offering you 20% off 1 item in your cart through January 31st by using the promo code: thankyou20. ⁠

We are looking forward to a time in the new year when we begin to move out of the pandemic and can fully open our doors to the community for dining as well as shopping. In the meantime, we will continue to provide a safe shopping experience for you--in-store and online at poorrichards.store. ⁠

May your new year grow brighter with each day. ⁠

Happy New Year to you and yours from all of us at Poor Richard’s!⁠


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Its National Playing Card Day! Grab a deck and play a round! ⁠
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50% all Christmas cards & gifts! 🎄 In-store at Poor Richard's Books & Gifts.⁠




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Shop Local. Shop Small. Shop Indie this Holiday Season! ⁠
No worries about shipping or if something will arrive in time! ⁠


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Happy Solstice - brighter days ahead!⁠
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Does your child have an obsession with gross stuff? We have you covered! Come grab all their favorite gross stocking stuffers and presents at Little Richard’s Toys and Games! ⁠

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Tea Forte’s Handcrafted luxury tea blends, design-driven accessories and exquisite packaging come together for an experience worth savoring every day. Their beautiful Kati steeping cup and infusers make steeping loose tea by the cup simple. A perfect gift for the tea lover in your life.⁠

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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 - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm