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

Our stores are CLOSED today, 2/25, due to the cold & snowy weather conditions. ❄️⁠

Stay warm, and stay safe out there today!⁠




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“We are each a remarkable thing stitched entirely together by all we have survived.” ⁠

A moment of inspiration by @curlygirldesign ,⁠
available as a greeting card here:⁠

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We are CLOSED today, 2/18, due to the cold & snowy weather conditions. ❄️⁠

Stay warm, and stay safe out there today!⁠




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We live in a world where we all need to do our part to protect ourselves and others; you've still got to wear a mask, so might as well make it awesome! Our friends at Karma have designed a fun collection of 2-layered masks with protection and aesthetic in mind. They come with adjustable ear straps, to ensure the perfect fit and are lined with ultra-soft polyester to ensure ultimate comfort. These masks are 100% machine washable to make your life a little easier and cleaner. For yourself or as a gift, they will definitely bring a smile to anyone’s face... you may not be able to see it but you'll know it's there!⁠

https://poorrichards.store/product/face-mask-w-filter-pocket-black-and-white-floral⁠


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We are CLOSED today, 2/14, due to the cold & snowy weather conditions. ❄️⁠

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day - we love you! Stay safe & warm out there, friends. 💞⁠




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Treat yourself (or your Valentine!) to a one-of-a-kind locally-made treasure from our jewelry case. 💝⁠

https://poorrichards.store/product/earrings-garnet-and-pink-coin-pearl/⁠

Colorado Springs’ artist Leti Wesolowski has been designing jewelry since 2004 and helping women to feel beautiful and confident with her exclusive one-of-a-kind handmade designs. She uses semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, charming pendants and old-world findings carefully made in silver, gold, copper and brass. She combines wire wrapping, crochet, macrame, soldering, and metal stamping into her pieces. Her inspiration comes from the endless beauty of nature, her world travels, and the changing seasons of Colorado.⁠


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Planning on gifting flowers this Valentine’s Day? Add a bouquet to a Modgy Vase from Poor Richard's to make it twice as special! Modgy expandable flower vases do everything a glass vase does except collect dust, chip or break. Available in a variety of designs, Modgy plastic vases are durable and stable enough to hold a flower bouquet for that special someone.⁠

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The 2021 Valentine's Day #mood by @colettepaperie ~⁠

Keli Spanier is a talented hand-letterer who draws up some of the silliest & snarkiest greeting cards around. We have some of her fresh topical Valentine’s available now, as well as cards for birthday, anniversary, and other occasions.⁠

Shop Colette Paperie cards here: ⁠
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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