Poor Richard’s Businesses in the news

Independent Bookstores adapt, survive the e-reader

“Certainly the notion that everybody was going to be reading off computers, I think, was the same issue around streaming and movie theaters,” says Richard Skorman, who owns Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts on North Tejon Street with his wife, Patricia Seator.

Councilman becomes ‘Parking Elf’ to pay meters

“We know that it takes a little more effort to come downtown and it’s not easy sometimes to worry about your parking meters,” Skorman said. “So I want everyone to feel safe when they come down this Christmas season.”

Q&A with Richard Skorman | ‘Restaurant owners make the best politicians’

Richard Skorman’s life as a Coloradan began in 1970 as a student — and a budding bookstore owner — at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. A local book shop where he worked while still an undergrad went out of business, so he bought its stock and started his own shop, juggling sales with his classes.

Mr. Skorman’s Neighborhood

How one maverick and his small-business empire changed Colorado Springs history over 40 years
By J. Adrian Stanley @JAdrianStanley1

Back in 1989, Ray Oldenburg wrote a book that would become the foundation of many community-building efforts across the nation.

Poor Richard’s: Successfully riding the times and trends

In Colorado Springs, Richard Skorman needs no introduction.

The longtime community activist, former city councilman and candidate for mayor made a name for himself by promoting dialogue between opposite factions and working to better the city through the political process.



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