Inksplott Interview: Splottlander Rachel Rees and Usborne Books

Yet another great tale of a Splott resident striking out on their own! Today we interview Rachel Rees about her business supplying children’s books.


Inksplott: Hi Rachel, Thank you for being interviewed for Inksplott.  Can you tell us a little about yourself and your business, Usborne Books Cardiff?


Rachel: I’m an independent Usborne Book representative working from home supplying children’s books.

Inksplott: How did you get into this?  Can you please tell us a little about the history of your business?


Rachel: It can be difficult to find work that fits around children. As I am my own boss I can fit it around school times, holidays or any other commitments. I saw an ad for becoming a book rep, looked into it & found it could work for me. To be honest this is a new venture in very early stages.


Inksplott: And how come the business is in Splott?


Rachel: I have lived in Splott since my birth.  Everything is so close, city centre , the bay.


Inksplott: What’s your speciality?


Rachel: Books from babies through to teens. From story, activity, sticker, cookery, card games, reading programmes. A huge range to choose from.


Inksplott: What’s your best story since setting up the business?


Rachel:  It’s just amazing how much more I interact with the community; I meet new people by just being around my local area more!


Inksplott: Tell us a secret or something about Splott that we won’t know.


Rachel: I don’t think I know any!  To be honest, your page has taught me a thing or two about the place I live!


Inksplott: Any exciting plans or events on the horizon?


Rachel: I’m hoping to host a book party during the summer holidays further details will be available on my Facebook page by July.

Inksplott: How can people follow you online?  Do you have Facebook, Twitter or a website?


Rachel: Yes, I have a Facebook page with all details & catalogue links.




Inksplott: That’s great – thank you so much for the interview!