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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

I Like Paper USA ⁠
A unique solution to where to put your unique ideas! Whether it's writing a short-story, making to-do lists or doodle - everything is possible on the blank pages of these neat journals from I Like Paper. Handmade in Berlin, the brilliant color artwork is printed on tear-proof and water resistant Tyvek and interiors are filled with FSC-certified Munken paper.⁠

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Staff Pick from Poor Richard's Books & Gifts ⁠

Blob House Planter: Turtle ⁠

“I got this cute little guy for my boyfriend's birthday and he absolutely loved it! Perfect for a tiny succulent!”⁠

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Enjoy watching the wonderful world of bugs with these amazing products from Little Richards. Available in store and online.⁠

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

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Celebrate Breyer through the decades with these five collector-favorite models from Breyer’s past through today: Fighting Stallion in a beautiful chestnut pinto (50s and 60s), Indian Pony in grulla appaloosa (70s and 80s), Andalusian stallion in a shaded grey (90s and 2000s), The new Five-Gaited Saddlebred that debuted in the 2019 Premier Collection in a palomino (2010-current). A BONUS rare "chase" piece is the iconic Galloping Thoroughbred with a beautiful pinto coat! All of these amazing sure to be collector horses are available at Little Richard’s in limited quantities- get one before they are gone! Shop in store or online.⁠

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

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Our card & paper buyer Kelli has a natural love of stationery supplies, and has most recently become obsessed with Lepens. "I just love the unique colors of these handy pens, and their thin & lightweight style makes writing even more of a treat. I've gotten into trying to match the ink color with the card artwork when I send out notes to my friends near & far, for that added artsy touch."⁠

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The Meditation Stones collection consists of three styles of stone packs, each curated for a different message to contemplate upon: Strength, Serenity, and Creativity. Each stone in this collection possesses a unique energy which assists with meditative practices and goals.⁠

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The latest book from John Grisham - Camino Winds which is the 2nd book in the already hugely successful Camino series. Both books feature bookstore owner/dealer Bruce Cable. After 30 years, Grisham is still writing high-quality thrillers that do not fail to satisfy.⁠

photo courtesy @mikepihlman of "TracyReaderDad Book Reviews"⁠

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Release your stress with this llama! When released the llama retracts to its original cute shape. ⁠

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Customer review: "I gave this card to my friend for her birthday, and she LOVED it! She read it aloud in the voices so of course the whole restaurant heard, and is probably going to show everyone at her work this week."⁠

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Thank you for your great customer reviews! We love serving our community.⁠

~ The Poor Richard's Staff⁠

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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.

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

Restaurant Hours

Open 7 Days
11am-2pm & 4-8pm

Café Hours

Open 7 Days
10am-2pm & 4-8pm

Book Store Hours

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

Toy Store Hours

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