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.


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
•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

Harness the power of imagination with Schleich miniatures! Come explore our wonder inducing selection at Little Richard’s! @schleichofficial⁠

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

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Little Richard’s has a restocked supply of Brio Trains, Sets, and Accessories! Come see what’s new!!!⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localtoystore #downtowncoloradosprings #littlerichardstoystore #trainsets #woodentoys #briotrains #briotrainsets⁠

Our cafe may be on hiatus, but our cheerful card wall is still shoppable from the bookstore! We are still social distancing, but there is no need to be emotionally distant.⁠

No birthdays or occasions coming up? Pick out a couple friendship or general non-occasion cards, and reach out to a local nursing home to see if any of the residents would like a penpal! If you choose a big card to write in, go the extra mile and include a second smaller card inside with a self-addressed stamped envelope to encourage a message back.⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #coolcards #snailmail #sendmoremail #greetingcards #happymail #stationerylove #stationeryaddict #paperlove #snailmailrevolution #covidcommunication

Whether you're planning out your school year or just want a fresh start (already sick of seeing '2020", right?) - Poor Richard's & Orange Circle Studios have your planning needs covered! These lovely 2021 planners start in September, just in time for classes, new schedules, and new ideas.⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #planners #ideaplanner #writeitdown #schedule #2021 #planning2021 #creativehappylife #selfsufficient

Pizza University

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



320–324 1/2

N. Tejon St

Colorado Springs


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

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.

In the News


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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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 - 5pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

Toy Store Hours

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