The below books are a great place to start if you are interested in learning meditation. The cover the basics in a simple and accurate way.
by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
An all-time classic primer on the foundations of meditation spoken plainly and simply. A must read for beginner’s.
by Ajahn Brahmavamso
A great primer to the foundations of meditation. This little 20 minute guide gives a good overview to meditation and also serves as a nice travelogue of the phases you may go through in your first few years of meditating.