About Us

BLMF Literary Saloon is proof that there are endless treasures to be found in the lower levels of Pike Place Market. For 26 years, J.B. Johnson has owned this cozy, lovingly curated store—ever since a guest at his book-filled home commented that he had “books like a motherf—-er” (hence the name). What this little shop lacks in square footage, it redeems in an eclectic selection and friendly personal attention from knowledgeable staff. Restock your to-read pile here without emptying your wallet.

Get lost in this literary goldmine on the third level of the DownUnder. BLMF Literary Saloon is near Orange Dracula and Gradient Art Gallery.