a book of directions, advice, and information, especially for travelers or tourists.

1805–15; guide + book

guidebookish, guidebooky, adjective Unabridged
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guidebook (ˈɡaɪdˌbʊk)
Also called: guide a handbook with information for visitors to a place, as a historic building, museum, or foreign country

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Example sentences
It must have been brand new when the guidebook was published.
Ray consults a guidebook and decides they must be at the wrong restaurant.
Carry a small day-pack that fits your valuables, camera and guidebook while you
  are exploring different ports.
Buy a guidebook so he can read up on all there is to see and do.
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