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Lonely Planet and Rough Guide for The Gambia are the best. Order at any good bookshop or on line through Amazon.
BBC news website has a country profile of The Gambia, which is kept up to date.
A great detailed map of The Gambia could be bought at Kombo Beach Hotel, Kololi. Its a German one!
If you have an e-book reader you might find the 'Malinding' series of e-books from Amazon helpful. They are novels set in The Gambia and include a lot of information about village life and customs. Cost about £2 each !