Can you learn to meditate from books? I did!
I started with a book by Mark Williams, who is a leader in the evidence-based exploration of meditation.
Then I joined a local meditation group which was based on the tradition of Plum Village.
My new meditator friends recommended books by their favourite teachers, often from the western Insight Meditation movement.
Through this network of meditating friends, I found a job working at a meditation retreat centre. There I learned from the teacher Rob Burbea.