Whenever I walk into the Olsson's in Bethesda, I feel like the store is empty. There generally aren't that many people there, but what I mean is more to do with the shelves and the layout of the store. There just seems to be a lot of empty space. Their selection of books is somewhat limited for some reason and the cd section is only about three (long) shelves. They have all of the new books and some of the classics, they just don't have as many as you are going to find at the chains or even at the other Olsson's in the area. Prices are about the same as area stores, although sales are better at the big chains in terms of when new books come out with reduced prices.