I went to LYS but unfortunately they didn't have much for crochet beginners, so I got a book about decorative items, that had the basic stitches covered. (At the beginning of the book they explain how to do the different stitches)
I would have wanted something more "guiding" than that, since I was a bit lost with just that book. But with the help of internet, and on my own (trial and error) I found out pretty much how to crochet.
And I love it.
Good luck, sorry I can't give any advice