- a book of directions, advice, and information, especially for travelers or tourists.
Origin of guidebook
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Examples from the Web for guidebook
Nowadays people prepare for a trip by reading little more than a few pages of a guidebook.The Big Idea: How Tourism Can Destroy the Places We Love
July 5, 2013
What is a young Finn or Spaniard visiting Israel/Palestine, this guidebook in hand, to make of this?Temple Denial
April 24, 2012
A guidebook I read aptly called it “a conveyer belt of black hair.”Gal With a Suitcase
November 27, 2009
Bradt Travel is bringing out the first guidebook dedicated solely to Sierra Leone.Africa's Surprise Success Story
April 29, 2009
She had a way of reading the guidebook, too, that made Isobel see the things.Highacres
Do they force their mixture of guidebook and water on each other?Round the Wonderful World
G. E. Mitton
His philosophy was not a guidebook or map, but a rough and often miry trail.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe
John M. Tyler
They were interested in seeing only such things as had been recommended by the guidebook.
When a guidebook tries to be humorous it only succeeds in being foolish.
- a handbook with information for visitors to a place, as a historic building, museum, or foreign countryAlso called: guide