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.

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.

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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

UGears is officially restocked at Little Richard's Toys and Games with three new designs! Shop in store or online!
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Hey kids! Sign up for our birthday club in Little Richard's Toy Store. ⁠

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Fun trivia, cute animal photos, and inspiring ideas await you each and every day in 2021 with our day-to-day calendars! For desk or tabletop display, each calendar comes with either a recyclable plastic easel backer or sturdy cardboard backing. Tear-off, recyclable pages change daily. These make GREAT gifts and stocking stuffers, so be sure to pick out your favorites while they last! Available online now, or in our bookstore.⁠


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Wednesdays... We feel you! 😆⁠
Thanks Green Toys for the giggle we needed today!⁠
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Hey kids! Sign up for our birthday club in Little Richard's Toy Store. ⁠

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Edward Gorey was an American writer and artist notable for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink illustrations often depict unusual narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings.⁠

Our bookstore staff Brandon has described the "macabre whimsy" of Gorey's artwork, especially of the winter holiday collections, as "both festive and vaguely unsettling, these holiday cards epitomize the paradoxical spirit of Christmas."⁠

Image shown is an excerpt from one of our Christmas Gorey card assortments available, "The Great Veiled Bear".⁠



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Celebrate National Pumpkin Day with Poor Richard's! ⁠


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"Well, a Vice President!!!"- @offensivedelightful repost, a spot of humor from one of our snarkiest faves. 🌟 More in our bookstore!

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"Wishing You a Delightful Holiday Season!"⁠

The cartoons of "The New Yorker" have entertained the magazine's readers for nearly a century. With unmatched visual sophistication and wit, they let no subject escape their scrutiny. A roster of extraordinary artists continues to create indelible images that are infinitely varied in style and tone, whether whimsical, provocative, serene, or laugh-out-loud funny. The New Yorker's cartoons are always the talk of the town, and we're happy to have them here to help celebrate the upcoming holidays!⁠


Shop Poor Richard's Books & Gifts' selection of holiday greeting cards -- in-store and now online! -- poorrichards.store⁠
Sign up for email from Poor Richard's via our link in bio.⁠

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NEW Thumbtack Greetings – memories that hang around! Great as a card & a gift, or as affordable wall décor.⁠

• 5” x 5” canvas art greeting card • 100% cotton canvas wrapped artist board • 100% post-consumer waste recycled greeting inner card and envelope. • Printing powered by solar energy • VOC free vegetable-based vibra-color printing • Printed in the USA • Additional postage required ⁠

You can shop these lovely cards online right here - http://poorrichards.co/mFANVieFfS - or from our spinner display in our cafe space.⁠


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Buck Naked Soap Company - Bath Bomb Review⁠

"Relaxing and clean!"⁠
Melissa on May 21, 2020⁠
"Most bath bombs I try have a scent that is way to overwhelming and doesn’t feel clean. I love the rose bath bomb! So soothing, great scent, and a good size. I’ve gone through about 5 in a month!"⁠

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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 - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm