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

Open Mic Night

First Wednesdays

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



Please sign up on our sheet located near the stage at Rico’s Café & Wine Bar. We are hoping to have an online registration again soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.

It's International Dot Day: ⁠

Do-A-Dots are a great mess-free way to let kids dip into all the colors of their imagination. Dot Markers that allow children to express their creativity in a new way! Use on specially designed Do-A-Dot Coloring books or with your own art supplied. Made in the USA. ⁠


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

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It’s that season again—where pumpkin spice infiltrates our recipes and is craved by the masses. We’re offering our well loved, homemade Frosted Pumpkin cookies, New Holland’s Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Bread, and of course Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Breves (don’t forget the whipped cream). Come into Poor Richard’s for all your pumpkin needs.⁠

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We are proud to offer Pocket Pals Trailmaps which offer detailed trails in our area of Colorado! No more cumbersome trail map books, no more wondering which turn to take, no more disappointment in your phone signal. These sweet little pocket maps are water resistant, small enough for your pocket or fanny packs, and are up to date. Developed by a local trail enthusiast for hikers, mountain bikers, runners, backpackers, and equestrians. Based in Colorado Springs since 2011.⁠ Some title expanse from which to choose are Palmer Park, Section 16, Gold Camp Area, and North Cheyenne Cañon.
Visit our website to sign up for email from Poor Richard's. Link in bio.⁠⠀
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Staff Pick: We now carry wooden boxes to fit small and large sized Tarot (or any card) decks. Mikayla says, "It took me so long to find a box that could fit my Deviant Moon Tarot cards, but we had one that fit the size and the theme of my deck! I love looking through multiple explanations of the same spread, and the Wild Unknown Tarot Guidebook is a great resource. My deep purple Shinola journal keeps notes from my readings organized so I can see how the cards play out over time."⁠

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

#HowDoYouPoorRichards #localbookstore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet

New to Little Richard's Toy Store! Groovy Metallic Lava Lamps!! $25.95 other asst. styles available ⁠

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

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#fun #beyourself #happy #hippie #goodvibes #style #love #60s #70s #retro #funky #peace

Happy National Video Games Day! From their humble 2D beginnings to now, video games continue to delight the generations. Graphics and gameplay are so immersive and games are now easily accessible on the go. Video games & gamer culture have become such integral pieces of modern day life that they've even come back around into one of our favorite 2D formats, greeting cards - perfect for that special gamer in your life!⁠⠀
Hey kids! Sign up for our birthday club in Little Richard's Toy Store.⁠⠀
Visit our website to sign up for email from Poor Richard's.⁠⠀
#HowDoYouPoorRichards #poorrichardsdowntown #localtoystore #downtowncoloradosprings #littlerichardstoystore #shoplocal #downtowncoloradosprings #tejonstreet #coolcards #greetingcards

Michael and a Moscow Mule. Look how happy this drink makes him! You could be this happy too. Come try our new Moscow Mule drinks at Rico's.⁠

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Happy Positive thinking day. Where is your energy going? Need to tune in to your positive vibrations today? We know you need reminders to shift your thoughts, or to focus on positive affirmations so we have the supplies to master your mind.⁠

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

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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 80907 • 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-Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 6pm