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Collectibles, Books, and Gifts for Sale by the Government

Shop for gifts and find government publications.

Souvenirs and Collectibles from the Government

Several government agencies and institutions sell souvenirs, gifts, and collectible items through gift shops and online stores. These stores sell a variety of items, such as clothing, books, ornaments, and artwork. These items often commemorate events in the nation’s history or highlight exhibits and public figures, honoring their contributions to society.

Branches of the Federal Government

Government Agencies and Institutions

Memorials, Monuments, and Museums


Presidential Library Gift Shops

Savings Bonds

U.S. savings bonds are one of the safest types of investments because they’re endorsed by the federal government. When you buy a savings bond, you’re essentially loaning your money to the U.S. government. When you redeem your savings bond, the government pays you back with interest.

Learn More About Savings Bonds

Visit TreasuryDirect, a website from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to learn about savings bonds. This includes how to cash them and what to do if you have stolen, destroyed, or lost savings bonds. You can also manage and find the value of savings bonds using these tools:

There is no way to search online for forgotten or unclaimed savings bonds. But you can search for other unclaimed money from the government.

Give Savings Bonds as Gifts

You can give savings bonds for many occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, and graduations. Learn how to give savings bonds as gifts. Keep in mind, paper savings bonds are no longer sold at financial institutions. But, you can buy savings bonds electronically through TreasuryDirect.

Government Publications

Government agencies produce publications that they make available to the public. Some of the titles are available for order in hard copy, while others are available in electronic formats, such as PDFs and eBooks.

Government Publishing Office

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the main government agency that sells government books on a wide range of topics. If you would like to purchase a government publication from GPO, visit their online bookstore. Through this website, you may search by subject, keyword, stock number, or title; or browse the available publications by subject, special values, or special collections. Some publications are available on a subscription basis. Contact the GPO Bookstore for instructions on ordering publications online, by phone, fax, or mail. This facility can also assist with bulk orders.

If you want to check on the status of your publication order placed with GPO, you can contact the agency for any GPO order inquiries. When checking the status of a publication order, make sure you have the necessary information (order number, billing statement, etc.) available when making your inquiry.

You may also obtain free and low-cost consumer publications through You can search by topic and publication format, including if the book is available in hard copy. For questions about your order, you can contact the fulfillment center.

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Last Updated: September 18, 2020