The Holy City is no stranger to show-boating.

The Charleston Boat Show, the largest showcase of seaworthy vessels in the Lowcountry, is sailing back to town for the 34th annual show in January.

It will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center from noon to 8 p.m. Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26. Admission is $9 for adults, $5 for military personnel, $4 for kids ages 4-12 and free for younger children.

The spread will feature boats of all sorts, including sport cruisers, power skis, express and motor yachts, fishing boats and more.

The annual show is hosted by the Tri-County Marine Trade Association and is produced by JBM & Associates.

Jacqui Bomar, president of JBM & Associates, said the venue has seen a heightened demand from boat exhibitors for space at the popular show.

“We could fill a convention center twice the size at this point,” she said.

After seeing success with the winter show, the company and Tri-County Marine Trade have decided to partner on a new in-water boat show in the spring, set for April 25-27 at Bristol Marina.

“Having an extension of our existing show in the spring will be a great complement to the current show and will allow us to bring in more and bigger displays,” Bomar said.

On the Runway

TJ Formal will showcase its latest collection of designer evening and cocktail dresses at a runway show Dec. 5, just in time for holiday festivities.

The show will be held at 7 p.m. at the formal dress shop at 520 Folly Road, Suite 50.

Owner Rachelle Rose will debut her first designer collection in the show. Other designer brands include Tony Bowls, Jovani and Sherry Hill.

Miss South Carolina winner Brooke Mosteller and other local pageant girls will model the formal dresses.

Book deal

The Charleston Friends of the Library will bring back That Holiday Book Sale.

Donated books, CDs and DVDs will be on sale at the Mount Pleasant Regional Library at 1133 Mathis Ferry Road from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7.

Children’s books are priced from 50 cents, and paperbacks, CDs and DVDs are as low as $1 each. Hardback books are $3.

Funds raised at the book sale will support the Charleston Friends of the Library’s efforts to help fund public library services, equipment and programs.

Lighting up

E-Cigs Depot has leased a 1,400-square-foot space in Suite 403 of National Crossing shopping center at 3377 S. Morgans Point Road in Mount Pleasant. The store plans to open by the end of the week, according to the real estate company.

Reach Abigail Darlington at 937-5906 and follow her on Twitter @A_Big_Gail.