This is a mini-city ... just stand outside on the sidewalk before it opens and you'll see an amazing number of employees arriving at this sprawling store in the heart of Hollywood. But I warn you: This place is addictive! I may go planning to spend 30 minutes there and end up spending 2 hours! And it's the home of SO many hard to find treasures. And there's a wonderful mixture of the old and the (unopened) new in both music and video. I had lost a treasured 2-CD set, and it was going to cost me nearly $30 (plus shipping) to RE-buy it on Amazon. But I found it at Amoeba for $9.99. And the staff is always ready to help. Obviously I love this place ... and I have NO connection to it beyond being a very satisfied customer.