The Shop

Located in Bellingham, The Bureau is a purveyor of affordable gifts by talented local & regional makers. 


The Bureau of Historical Investigation opened in December 2013 and is located in the McHugh Building in downtown Bellingham. Since then, owners Marissa McGrath and Sara Holodnick have been offering unique, quality handmade goods made by local artists.

The Bureau reflects the sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Bellingham's storied past. Our rotation vendors offer a variety of gifts for any budget, including jewelry, natural skincare, housewares, curated vintage finds, prints and originals from emerging artists, thoughtful souvenirs, and more. 

The Bureau is also home to the Good Time Girls guided historical walking tours. Founded in 2010 by McGrath & Holodnick, the tours offer insight into Bellingham's often seedy past. Public tour season runs July-October, but private tours are available for advance booking year-round. 



(360) 305-3172



217 W Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225



M-T Closed
W-Sa 11a–6p
Su 11a–3p

Product photos by Karen Hanrahan