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

January - No Open Mic Night

First Wednesdays

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


No Open Mic Night in January

February Open Mic Night

First Wednesdays

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


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Happy National Cheese Day! We salute cheese today, and every day at Poor Richards. Our lovely cheese plate is available daily after 4 pm for $8.95.⁠

French Brie⁠
Dubliner Irish Cheese⁠
Spanish Manchego⁠
Served with Barbari bread*, ⁠
olive oil & Saba for dipping⁠

*Gluten Free bread can be substituted⁠

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #ricoscafeandwinebar #espresso #coffee #coffeelovers #coloradosprings #downtowncoloradosprings #719 #tejonstreet #tejonstreetvibe #cheeselovers

Come check out our Rico’s Candied Ginger Chai Latte, our special for the Colorado Springs Indy's Roast of the Town. There are three more days to cast your vote!⁠

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We still have THREE MORE DAYS of $3 #RoastoftheTown featured coffees! Go check out our participating coffee shops!!! More info at #drinkcoffee #wingiftcards #supportlocalbusinesses #coffeeoclock⏰ ⁠

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If you love candles as much as we do you’ll agree with our buyer Amber. She says, “I absolutely love the pillar and tea-light candle holders from Down to Earth Pottery. Each piece contains recycled glass that has been melted down to create iridescent hues in an array of colors. Hand-made with care and quality right here in Colorado Springs, each piece is hand thrown, expertly glazed by hand and high fired.”⁠

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Oh my gosh, it's halfway through January?! If you still need a new 2020 view at your home, office, or to take along with you... no worries, we got you! We still have a great assortment of 2020 wall calendars and 2020 planners, now 30% off.⁠�⁠�Visit our website to sign up for email from Poor Richard's.⁠�⁠�#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #planners #plannerjunkies #2020planner ...

Rico’s Candied Ginger Chai for Roast of the Town Week – happening right now. Homemade Ginger Syrup, honey, and cinnamon with our chai latte.#HowDoYouPoorRichards
#howdoyoupoorrichards #poorrichardsdowntown #ricoscafeandwinebar #espresso #coffee #coffeelovers #coloradosprings #downtowncoloradosprings #719 #tejonstreet #tejonstreetvibe #roastofthetown

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”—Winnie the Pooh Cheers to everyone’s favorite bear on this National Winnie the Pooh Day⁠

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

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localtoystore #downtowncoloradosprings #littlerichardstoystore #winiiethepoohday⁠

Some of our lovely customers enjoying spiced cider mimosas!
#howdoyoupoorrichards #poorrichardsdowntowncoloradosprings #poorrichardsdowntown #mimosas #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreetvibe #tejonstreettribe #prtribe

Happy National Sticker Day! The first stickers began as tax and postage stamps in the 1800s, but they have come a long way since then, right? Now they are used to help us customize water bottles, notebooks, walls, cars, fence posts, bathroom doors, ....well you get the idea. You know! We feed your sticker fetish, and even have some of our own so you can always remember your favorite place.⁠

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

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #stickers #stickerjunkie #stickercrazy #stuckonstickers #nationalstickerday #tejonstreetvibe

We can't stop "raven" about our newest custom greeting card - in a social media world, what a way to send & share @howdoyouPoorRichards !⁠
Thoughtfully designed by Lucca Paperworks in their signature vintage style - @luccagreatfinds⁠

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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

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 80903 • 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-Sat: 9am – 8pm
Sun: 10am – 7pm